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If you're expecting a great revelation, you'll be disappointed...
on 31 May 2015
A friend recommended this to me - a "must read" - as an invaluable guide to wealth creation. Having bought it, I do wonder whether we were talking about the same book. All of the "insights" offered are pretty obvious and could be summarised on half a sheet of paper. Save some of the money you've earned for yourself, invest it wisely, acquire your own property and if you're taking advice, make sure your advisor knows what they're talking about. There, I've saved you the trouble of reading it. Which is just as well, as most of it's written in tedious parables: apparently, the ancient Babylonians spoke in an odd form of faux Old English, with plenty of thees and thous (many of which are grammatically misused throughout). This gives it an air of completely unjustified "ancient wisdom". Still, it's only a quid. If you make it to the end, I take my hat off to you. Mercifully, it's quite short, which is its best point.