What You'll Learn:
The financial world isn’t a riddle to be solved, or an enigma cracked only by those meticulous minds that crunch the numbers for you and run Wall Street. Rather, the rules that govern prosperous behavior also drive a person’s ability to acquire, keep, and grow personal wealth. The ancients may have some say in this, and what they have to say is simple—desire success so intensely that it alters your behavior, and you will be successful (and hopefully wealthy, too). In the 1920s, the self-made owner of a map company, George S. Clason, recorded these simple money secrets using “Babylonian parables” to instruct readers in achieving both wealth and wisdom.