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The Richest Man in Babylon: The Original Version, Restored and Revised Travel back in time as George S. Clason takes you back to Babylon in his enlightening, insightful book on financial investment and fiscal success. The original version now restored and revised, this series of delightful short stories teaches economic tips and tools for financial success that have withst ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published November 2nd 2007 by www.bnpublishing.com (first published 1926)
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William Beesley
Books like Richest Man in Babylon, Rich Dad Poor Dad, the Millionaire next door will never go away unfortunately. There is too much money to be made in writing them. Richest Man in Babylon combines a simple premise with a mysterious title to drag the reader through 150 pages of drudgery that could be summed up in a couple of sentences:

1. Save 10% of everything you make.
2. Be smart not dumb
3. Invest the money you save.

Despite George Clason's (the author) best, somewhat self serving, intentions
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Jaber Almarri
انتهيت للتو من قراءة كتاب : أغنى رجل في بابل ل جورج كلاسون ومن ترجمة جرير تقييمي ٥ من ٥

كتاب رائع يتحدث عن الثراء وكيفية تعلم مهارات الادخار للوصول للثراء بشكل قصصي متسلسل غير ممل

الكتاب يدور حول أغنى رجل في بابل المدعو آركاد العظيم وكيف اصبح أغنى رجل عن طريق النصائح القيمة المصاغه بأسلوب رائع

ثم يتشعب الكتاب للحكماء الاخرين وسر الغنى الذي يعيش فيه سكان بايل

فكرة الكتاب تقوم على ادخار عشر ما يحصل عليه الانسان ثم تشغيل هذا المبلغ واضافة الارباح لراس المال وهكذا

تطرق المولف الى الحرج الذي يقع للكثيرين
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Nad Mustafa
أول كتاب في الاقتصاد وإدارة الأموال أقرؤه
الفكرة جديدة عليّ

كتاب ممتع
والأسلوب قصصي مثير نوعًا ما
يحكي الكاتب الفكرة بتوسع ثم يعيد في خاتمة كل فصل الفكرة في جمل قصيرة تلخصها

أجمل فكرة في الكتاب بالنسبة لي هي تخصيص عشر الدخل دون إنفاق أبدًا وتوزيع بقية الدخل على مصروفات الحياة الضرورية.. هكذا بعد فترة سيصبح للإنسان مورد مالي ثابت يحتاج لتنميته بمغامرة ما :)
أو إنفاقه على كمالياته أو أمنياته..

أيضًا في الكتاب دعوة للإنفاق في وجوه الخير والإحسان..

شكرًا لمن أعارتني الكتاب
:)
Jake
Redundant? Yes. Simplistic? Yes. Necessary? Absolutely. Reading the book changes one's perspective on personal finances.
Claudia
Jan 05, 2008 Claudia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Claudia by: Robin Chinchilla
Shelves: self-help
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nofah
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ابتسامة علقت على صغري حينما انتهيت من قراءة الكتاب، هذا النوع من الكتب، هو كتاب يجعلك تشعر بالفخر لأنك قرأته، لأنك قرأته حتى النهاية وحينما تصل للنهاية تصدم من كم الفائدة الذي حصلت عليه من خلال هذا الكتاب.
قبل التحدث عن الكتاب دعوني أخبركم عن سبب قراءتي له، أنا مبذرة وحينما أستخدم هذه الكلمة أعنيها، جميع الأموال التي أحصل عليها من عملي ومن مصروفي الخاص يذهب دون رجعة، وفي ماذا ؟ في أشياء سخيفة وليست مفيدة، وعلى الرغم من هذا أعترف بذنبي وأشعر أنه يجب أن يكون لي مال مدخر، ولو قليلًا من أجل المستقب
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StoryTellerShannon
This is a great starting item for someone who is pressed for time and doesn't want to read a ton of financial books. While some of the ideas are archaically written, they remain timeless. An obvious one: as a person's wealth rises, so do their expenses.

Translation, if you want to have money, learn to discipline yourself now and not later. Studies show that most lottery winners are bankrupt within a few years and mostly because they lacked self discipline. Therefore, the problem is not the lack o
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Michelle
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Hessah Alhashash
الكتاب : أغنى رجل في بابل – مترجم إلى اللغة العربية
المؤلف : جورج كلاسون
عدد الصفحات : 155 من الحجم الصغير
الناشر مكتبة دار جرير
السلام عليكم
في احد اجتماعات المجموعة الابداعية ، عرض اخي صلاح سالم كتاب ” أغنى رجل في بابل” وتحمست جدا لقرائته … قرأت الكتاب قي ثلاث ايام فقط !! اندمجت بالقراءة، الكتاب متعلق بالمال والثروه ويشرح لك عن طريق قصص كيف تجمع مال وتكون من الاثرياء، بطل القصص هو (أركاد)، الحكيم وهو أغنى رجل في بابل يعلم الناس في مجالسه كيف يستثمرون اموالهم ويضاعفوها، يعلم أركاد الناس الطرق السبع
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Tamsyn
This book was absolutely fantastic! It really opened my eyes to finances and has changed the way I view them. One of the biggest things this book teaches is that no matter what size your income is, 10% of it is yours to keep. Another is that debt is an enemy to conquer, not a necessary evil. One of the families in the story did this, and had to pay rent on top of it. We have long realized that renting and paying interest on a mortgage is about the same. Michael and I came up with a spending plan ...more
Michael
Read it 4 years ago, LOVED it, I should read it again. Fun to read, interesting, though provoking and but mostly just plain inspiring. If you don't have problems with spending too much money no need to read it. If you have tons of money and it's not a problem no need to read it. If you live on a budget like most of it, enjoy. Deserving of its well-regarded status of one of the classics of personal finance.
Ryan Wamsat
My brother passed me this book many years ago. His instructions were simple: Read it. It'll change your life.

I read it. Did it change my life? Yes, in a manner of speaking.
There are many of out there who desperately want to learn the basics of handling money. But, pick up the latest drudgery from your local bookstore on the subject, and you'll find yourself wading through terms and calculations that may as well be a foreign language.

The Richest Man in Babylon takes a different approach. It puts
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Sonja Arlow
I have always found books on personal finance exceptionally boring and have avoided reading them because of this.

This book however takes the form of stories from Babylonian citizens each touching on an aspect of personal finance (save 10% of your earnings, don’t rent but rather own property and invest your money wisely so it may grow etc etc)

None of this is new to me however sometimes you need a reminder to jolt you out of bad financial habits.
I can highly recommend this and will be buying it a
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Safar
ما الذي يمكن أن يقدمه كتاب تم تأليفه في العشرينيات من القرن الماضي للمستثمرين المعاصرين بشأن مواردهم المالية ؟ هذا السؤال طرحتة الـ لوس أنجلوس تايمز وأنا أضيف للسؤال كيف يمكنك أن نستفيد من تجارب وقصص حضارة بابل العريقة بعد مضي كل هذه القرون على تلك القواعد والقوانين والأفكار التي تم طرحها ؟ الجواب ببساطة ' قوانين المال لاتتغير ' .

الكتاب قُدم على شكل قصص متسلسلة لبعض أثرياء بابل الذين صنعو ثروات هائلة عند طريق عصاميتهم وكفاحهم , حاولت أن أُلخص الأفكار والقواعد المهمة في الكتاب على شكل نقاط ليسهل
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Aronkai
Clason’s (22-42) "Seven Cures for a Lean Purse" chapter gives you a good overview of the book. The seven principles mentioned are the following:
1. Start thy purse to fattening
2. Control thy expenditures
3. Make thy gold multiply
4. Guard thy treasures from loss
5. Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment
6. Insure a future income
7. Increase thy ability to earn

Average American spends $ 1.22 for every dollar they make (Parker). For all the indebted people Clason (108) writes that you should save
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Gabriela
It teaches the values of saving, overcoming poor habits such as procrastination & being able to take advantage of opportunities


The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason was originally written in 1926. Through the narratives of Bansir, and his broke musician friend, we can see the standard folk who try to figure out how to get out of debt, the salary slavery and to finally attain wealth. Clason also uses the narrative of the richest man in Babylon Arkad who was initially poor but later lear
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Muhammad Essam
كتاب مفيد للغاية وملئ بالعديد من المفاهيم المهمة والمؤثرة في التعامل مع المال على الرغم من بساطتها وسهولة عرضها مما يجعل الكتاب قيم خصوصاً لمن ليس لديهم خبرات سابقة في التعامل الحكيم مع المال ومن يسعى لإتخاذ أولى خطوات تحقيق الإكتفاء الشخصي وربما يطمح في الثروة والغنى يوماً ما :)

عرض تلك الأفكار والمفاهيم في صورة "قصص" من أكثر أسباب إعجابي بالكتاب ..

آخذ على النسخة المترجمة فقط ركاكة بعض الأجزاء والفقرات نتيجة للترجمة الحرفية التي تفقد اللغة جمالها وتقلل من عنصر التشويق ببعض قصص بالكتاب
Omar Alarifi
من أروع الكتب، يفتح آفاقاً لمن راغب في تحسين إدارة أموره المالية.

كلما قرأته في مرحلة مبكرة في حياتك، كلما كأن أعظم فائدة لك.

أنصح بقراءته، فقد يغير حياتك.
Mariam
A great little book I've read umpteen times. It reads beautifully and is packed with wisdom, truth, great knowledge, and profound insights.
Waseem Senjer

كتاب مذهل ورائع , يعلمك الإدارة المالية بأسلوب سلس وقصصي رائع , أنصح الجميع بلا استثناء قراءته

ملخص الكتاب تقريبا


الملاحظات

لقد وجدت الطريق إلى الثراء عندما قررت أن أحتفظ بجزء من ايراداتي
ادخر على الأقل عشر العوائد التي تحصل عليها
خذ النصيحة من أهلها , نصيحة عن المجوهرات خذها من صائغ المجوهرات ونصيحة عن الأغنام خذها من الراعي
اجعل المال يعمل لصالحك, لا تأكل ثمار أرباحك
"سأحتفظ بجزء من ايراداتي" رددها كل يوم كل صباح وكل ساعة

الطرق السبعة

1 - املأ محفظتك بالمال , وادخر جزء من العوائد
2- ضع ميزانية للتحكم في
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Melissa Baggett
This is a short one, but it offers familiar yet indispensable tips on money management. Told in the clunky language of fables, Clason tells 10 tales of men in ancient Babylon and the secrets they (and the city itself) used to acquire great wealth in the ancient world. Some tales and tips are redundant (which also serves to show how little mankind changes over the millenia), so the following are highlights:

"Seven Cures for a Lean Purse," my favorite tale, told by Arkad, the Richest Man in Babylon
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نُـوف ♥
كتاب رائع جداا ملهم ابهرتني حضاره مدينه بابل القديمه وقصصها الشيقه اخر قصه من الكتاب ((الرجل الاكثر حظا))من افضل قصص الكتاب و
اعمقها وفيها من الفوائد والدروس الكثيييير الكتاب بمجمله يقدم درووسا عن الثراء بآسلوب شيق وقريب جداا مما نتعلمه بالكتب الدراسيه
اقتباسات اعجبتني:

اينما وجدت العزيمه وجد الطريق

الحذر القليل خير من الندم الكثير

المال الذي ادخرناه من ايراداتنا هو مجرد ..بدايه ، ولكن الارباح الناتجه عنه هي التي ستنشئ ثروتنا



الميزانيه : توضح المال المتسرب وتتحكم في نفقاتك بالحصول على الاشياء الضرو
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Jeffrey
OK, I didn't even finish the book because I've heard it all before. Besides, here it's told in a story which is nice if you need to know about how to acquire money, keep it, and make your money earn more money, especially if this is your first book on the topic, find the topic boring, and need a story to entertain to get it across. This is just one of thousands of books that speaks on this material. I found it rather repetitive and corny in its story form. Other books you might be interested in ...more
Jeff
An older friend recommended this book to me in 2004. I finally got around to reading it. I'm glad I did. It's a quick, although sometimes quirky, read.

It helps to realize that the book was really a collection of pamphlets distributed in the 1920's by banks and insurance companies. This explains a little bit of its bias, but I think the advice is still sound.

The book is set in ancient Babylon that begins with Bansir, a chariot maker, commiserating with his broke friend (a lyre player). They can't
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Stuart
What an odd little book ... Apparently it arises from a series of brochures on saving and investment produced by some American banks and insurance companies in the 1920s that were presented in the form of parables supposedly incised on clay tablets newly discovered in the archaeological dig at old Babylon, presumably because clay tablets were in the news at the time.

Much is made of the great wealth of Babylon and how easy it is to accumulate wealth if you will only follow the principles enunciat
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Tareq Fares
كتاب جيد للقراة غير انه كثيراً ما يعيد الفكرة ويطيل في الحوار لذلك قد تجده ممل ومكرر.

غير ان المبادئ التي به ممتازة للراغبين في السيطرة على أموالهم والثراء

المبادئ باختصار هي:

- إدخر من دخلك على الأقل 10% مهما كانت دخلك قليل.
- حتى تتمكن من الإدخار يتوجب عليك تدوين مصروفاتك والتخلي عن الاشياء التي لا تحتاج إليها.
- في الوقت المناسب استثمر ما ادخرته من دخلك واجعله يتضاعف
- إستثمر في الاماكن المامونه وحاول تجنب المخاطر وان حصل لاسمح الله وخسرت اموالك فهذه ليست نهاية العالم يمكن البدء من جديد.
- يجب عليك
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Lychee
What a strange book. Gives the same kind of general financial management (save 10%, live within your means, use 20% to pay off debts) but told through the eyes of various ancient Babylonian men struggling to become financially independent. I had a hard time with the male-centric perspective ("I want to provide a nice home for my wife"). The most interesting section for me came towards the end when one of the characters told his story of getting out of debt and dealing with his creditors some of ...more
Aimee
1. Save 10% of everything you make.
2. Be smart not dumb
if you want to have money, learn to discipline yourself now and not later. Studies show that most lottery winners are bankrupt within a few years and mostly because they lacked self discipline. Therefore, the problem is not the lack of money but how it is managed.
3. Invest the money you save.
4.don’t rent but rather own property

Common sense that I knew before the book, so I wouldnt read it to learn this. I would however read it for its wo
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Nojood Alsudairi
إذا اردت أن تصبح غنيا فلا تترك محفظتك خالية أبدا. ادخر 10% من دخلك واستثمره في مشروع تفهمه تماما أو شارك من يفهم. لا تقرض أحدا إلا بضمان. أظن بأن هذا هو كل الكتاب!
من قراءة أول قصة ستفهم الرسالة
Chad Warner
May 10, 2011 Chad Warner rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chad by: Open for Business podcast
Shelves: finance, self-help
This book teaches timeless financial wisdom in the form of fictitious parables set in ancient Babylon. I found the stories entertaining and the financial lessons as valid today as they were in Babylon millennia ago.

There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but that doesn’t lessen the value of the simple financial basics: pay yourself first (at least 10%), live on less than you earn, get advice from financially competent people, and put your money to work through cautious investing.

The book recommends
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George Samuel Clason, also known as George S. Clason. George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, and died in Napa, California.

During his eighty two years he was a soldier, businessman and writer. He served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War.

Clason started two companies, the Clason Map Company of Denver Colorado and the Clason Publishing Company. The Clason Map Com
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