Book Summaries “The hungrier one becomes, the clearer one’s mind works.” The Richest Man in Babylon teaches us 7 rules about money, taught via parables set 8000 years ago in ancient Babylonia.The ‘Seven Cures of a Lean Purse’ shows us how: First Cure – Start thy purse to fattening: Simply to get a fat purse you need to put more money in than you take out.Second Cure – Control Thy Expenditures: Necessary expenses will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary.Third Cure – Make Thy Gold Multiply: Let your earnings start working for you with compound interest and by investing in businesses that will return dividends in years to come.Fourth Cure – Guard thy treasures from loss: Consult with wise men on where your money should go.Fifth Cure – Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment: Blessings come to the man who owns his own house. Sixth Cure – Insure a future income: No one is able to predict what is coming around the corner. Seventh Cure – Increase thy ability to learn: Your ceiling on what you earn is directly tied to what you learn. Rich Dad Poor Dad is about Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father (poor dad) and the father of his best friend (rich dad)—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.You don’t need to earn a high income to be rich.Rich people make money work for them.The Five Big IdeasThe poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.It’s not how much money you make that matters. It’s how much money you keep.Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.Financial aptitude is what you do with money once you make it, how you keep people from taking it from you, how to keep it longer, and how you make money work hard for you.The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. Desire: To attain any goal, you must have a burning desire, combined with belief you will achieve it, backed by purpose.Faith: Visualization of and Belief in the Attainment of Desire.Auto-suggestion: The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind,Repeating confirmations morning and night.Specialized Knowledge: Personal Experiences or Observations.General knowledge will not make you wealthy, only with specialized knowledge will you accumulate wealth. Imagination: The Workshop of the Mind.The imagination is the unique faculty of humankind that shapes, forms, and gives action to desire. Hill distinguishes between two modes by which the imagination functions: the synthetic imagination develops new concepts and the creative imagination, which, when stimulated by strong desire, picks up thought vibrations from other humans.Organized Planning: Build and plan. Build and plan.Decision: The Mastery of ProcrastinationProcrastination and indecisiveness are major causes of failure. Be decisive and firm.Persistence: Will yourself to succeed and never -ever give up.Power of the Master Mind: Brainstorm with with like-minds.The Subconscious Mind: Auto-suggestion is stored in our subconscious mind. Think positive thoughts and our subconscious mind will compute them into material creation.The Brain: A Broadcasting and Receiving Station for thought. Are brain is like an antenna. Switch the channel and only concentrate on self-fulfilling prophesies.The Sixth Sense: The Door to the Temple of Wisdom.The Sixth Sense refers to the faculty of the subconscious also termed the Creative Imagination by which humans, through no effort of their own, receive communications from Infinite Intelligence. Hill calls this principle the law of success philosophy.How to outwit the Ghost of Fear:In order to implement these thirteen success principles, you have to prepare your mind to receive the philosophy. The first step is to study, analyze, and understand the three enemies you’ll have to defeat: indecision, doubt, and fear.