Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Richest Man In Babylon


Babylon, the legendary city, is indeed, the most famous ancient city in the whole World. It was the capital of ten Mesopotamian dynasties starting with the dynasty of King Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC); the 6th king of the 1st dynasty; reaching prominence as the capital city of the great kingdom of Babylonia. The last dynasty at which Babylon achieved its zenith, is well known particularly of its 2nd king, Nebuchadnezzar II (605-563 BC), to whom most of Babylon's existing buildings belongs.
http://www.atlastours.net/iraq/babylon.html
It's the beginning of a new year...reflecting on the past year 2005..like me, you probably wish u could have save more. In Dubai, it's not difficult to make big bucks but at the same time, you could also be spending more..Im a culprit in this area.
Someone gave me this book a year ago and I only started reading it last week. I must tell u..this little book, 144 pages all in, is a gem. Just to share with you the followings:
Seven Cures for a Lean Purse

The 1st Cure
Start thy purse to fattening
-for every ten coins I put in, to spend but nine

The 2nd Cure
Control thy expenditures
-Budget they expenses that thou mayest have coins to pay for thy necessities, to pay for thy enjoyments and to gratify thy worthwhile desires without spending more than nine tenths of thy earnings

The 3rd Cure
Make thy gold multiply
-to put each coin to laboring that it may reproduce its kind even as the flocks of the field and help bring to thee income, a stream of wealth that shall flow constantly into thy purse

The 4th Cure
Guard thy treasures from loss
-investing only where thy principal is safe..

The 5th Cure
Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment
-Own thy own home

The 6th Cure
Insure a future income
-Provide in advance for thy needs of thy growing age and the protection of thy family

The 7th Cure
Increase thy ability to earn
-to cultivate thy own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skillful, to so act as to respect thyself
(source: The Richest Man in Babylon)

A great classic written in the 1920s by George Clason...still relevant today. Im learning..

7 Comments:

Blogger San Nakji said...

But none of that sounds like any fun!

7:30 AM

 
Blogger black feline said...

i know..but sometimes we have to swallow bitter pills..reality check..lol..good for the soul..hangover in the morning is no joke!

7:54 AM

 
Blogger BrainSyke said...

sounds very intersting. Thanks for sharing the read. Will certainly look in to the book.

9:19 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

Babylon and Iraq..it's not just Saddam Hussein and the bad publicity..many forgotten it was once a mighty empire..I hope to visit one day

6:53 AM

 
Blogger Hasan Mubarak said...

I've already heard of this book and surely gonna check this one out.

1:19 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

in this complicated world..it's good to go back to basic..that's exactly what this book is all about.

1:28 PM

 
Anonymous Joyce said...

Cure No3 is my Favourite. thanks www.4planetearth.com/eriches

12:03 PM

 

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