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The Richest Man in Babylon - Chapter 1, The Man Who Desired Gold Summary & Analysis

George Samuel Clason
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Chapter 1, The Man Who Desired Gold Summary

George S. Clason presents a series of stories about the ancient Babylonians that are meant to teach the reader lessons about personal finance. The stories begin with that of Bansir , who is a chariot maker struggling to provide the luxuries his family desires. Each chapter then builds upon this initial story, reiterating past lessons and introducing new ones so that the reader is able to gain a gradual understanding of how to manage their personal finances based on simple principles.

Bansir is faced with a universal problem: he works hard all day but he feels that he is not making enough money and he wonders what he can do to increase his wealth. Bansir is not a lazy man. He builds chariots for a living and his work is highly prized. However, no matter how much work...

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