Giveaway: “The Richest Man in Babylon” and “Small Is the New Big” by Seth Godin

by J. Money -

2 books to give away

Found two new books at the thrift store if anyone wants them :)

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason
  2.  “Small Is The New Big” by Seth Godin

A classic money one belonging in all PF nerds’ home libraries!, and a businessy/entrepreneurship one for all those who land on the “love” side of people’s “love/hate” relationship with Seth’s work ;) I admittedly couldn’t get through this one myself, but I am typically a fan of his…

If you want one of these, let me know which in the comments below or via email and you’ll be entered to win! Then be sure to pass it forward! :)

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“The Richest Man in Babylon”

richest man in babylon

Here’s a clip from the first time I read it:

What I liked most about The Richest Man in Babylon is that the whole thing is based on fables! Every chapter is a whole new short story that tells another aspect of managing money. It’s freakin’ great. Sometimes the chapters are connected, and others not, but it’s seriously the best financial book for those with A.D.D.

And it fits wonderfully in your back pocket! Haha… So if you take the metro/train every day like me, it’s super easy to store and read on the go :)

The entire book can be read in a few hours (it’s only 140 pages long) and it discusses everything from saving 10% of your paychecks, to investing it wisely to knocking off all debt. The craziest thing of all is that it takes place thousands and thousands of years ago, yet the advice is STILL relevant in today’s times! It really is a good read for anyone of us out there needing some more motivation – and even more so if you’re *just* getting into personal finance. It’s a PERFECT book for recent grads and/or untrained adults :)

You can see my full review of it here: New favorite book: “The Richest Man in Babylon”
And then learn more/pick it up at Amazon here: The Richest Man in Babylon

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“Small Is The New Big:
and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas”

small is the new big

Summary from Amazon:

As one of today’s most influential business thinkers, Seth Godin helps his army of fans stay focused, stay connected, and stay dissatisfied with the status quo, the ordinary, the boring. His books, blog posts, magazine articles, and speeches have inspired countless entrepreneurs, marketing people, innovators, and managers around the world.

Now, for the first time, Godin has collected the most provocative short pieces from his pioneering blog—ranked #70 by Feedster (out of millions published) in worldwide readership. This book also includes his most popular columns from Fast Company magazine, and several of the short e-books he has written in the last few years.

If you’re not familiar with Seth’s work, you can get a good sense of it on his blog: https://seths.blog/
And then here’s more about the book from Amazon: Small Is The New Big

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Want one of these?

Just tell me which in the comments below or via email (*one* only please!), and you’ll be automatically entered to win… U.S. residents only for this one, as shipping costs more than the actual books ;)

We’ll draw the winners randomly this upcoming Monday morning (1/27/20) and then announce them shortly thereafter…

good luck pikachu gif

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*** Giveaway Now Over ***

Congrats to the following winners!

  • Richest Man in Babylon – Jess
  • Small Is The New Big – Tammy

Thanks for helping me find new homes for these, guys :)

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kellie January 22, 2020 at 7:34 am

I would LOVE the Richest Man in Babylon book. I was going to get these for my kids for Christmas. My sons are really trying to turn around their money and I think this would help and be an easy read for my non-book-reader. Thanks!

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2 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:13 am

Totally..

Def. not like your average “money book” for sure :)

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3 Jess January 22, 2020 at 7:44 am

I think The Richest Man in Babylon would be great for my kid who is going off to college next fall. One more nudge to get her started in the right direction!

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4 Sara January 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

Another parent for winning the Richest Man in Babylon for their kid. Thanks!

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5 Sam January 22, 2020 at 8:16 am

I would love to add the Richest Man in Babylon to my reading list for the year, and my personal library! I think it’s awesome that you do giveaways like this. Thank you so much!

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6 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:14 am

You’re welcome! :)

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7 Victoria Frezza January 22, 2020 at 8:27 am

the Richest Man in Babylon book is currently on my 2020 “need to read” list

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8 Steve January 22, 2020 at 8:59 am

Small is the new big would be a fun read for me, and then a good book to pass on to my son.

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9 Wess Stewart January 22, 2020 at 9:22 am

I’d love a copy of The Richest Man in Babylon. I’ve always had it on my “I need to read this at some point before I die” list, but haven’t had a chance yet. :/

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10 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:15 am

We better keep you alive a bit longer ;)

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11 Lee S January 22, 2020 at 9:35 am

Would love Richest Man in Babylon. I almost bought it the other day but I’m not done with A Random Walk Down Wall Street, so I didn’t pick it up.

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12 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:16 am

You’ve got great self control! I suck at waiting to buy new ones until I’m finished :) I’m literally about 30% through 8 different books right now, lol…

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13 JB January 22, 2020 at 10:02 am

Small is the new Big. (That’s what she said???) would be great. The Richest Man in Babylon is a great book. I love that you do this!

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14 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:17 am

Haha, good one…

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15 Guilermo Guerini January 22, 2020 at 10:24 am

I haven’t read those books but I always wanted to read The Richest Man in Babylon. So that’s my choice. Thanks.

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16 Mash January 22, 2020 at 10:28 am

Small is the New Big :)

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17 David @ Dads and Dollar$ January 22, 2020 at 10:32 am

Having ADD (diagnosed, finally, two years ago), I would love to check out Richest Man in Babylon because…

ooh, squirrel!

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18 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:18 am

Oh and me both, brother… Although I technically have A.D.H.D.

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19 Shae January 22, 2020 at 10:33 am

I placed a hold on my Libby app for the Richest Man in Babylon just this Sunday….18 weeks is my estimated wait time! So would love to win a copy!

SN: I instead started to “read” The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life, I think is the name of it. Did you guys know that he had a whole wife and a whole mistress living in perfect harmony (separate places of course…but still wow)? I tried to share this tidbit with my husband but he didn’t care so I’m sharing with you guys instead, as I thought it was quite fascinating.

Thanks J. Money, I appreciate your content!

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20 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 11:21 am

STOP!!! Is that true???!!!

Just googled…

“Buffett’s Latvian-born bride, Astrid Menks, is 60 to her husband’s 76. The pair have been living together since the late 1970s. Nothing unusual about that, except that Buffett had an apparently close and loving marriage to another woman, Susan, until her death in 2004. The trio even sent out Christmas cards signed “Warren, Susie and Astrid”.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/02/usa.andrewclark

Wild!!

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21 linda January 22, 2020 at 11:57 am

Small is the new big, please. Sounds interesting and thank you.

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22 Victor J January 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Small is the new big – signed by J. Money please.. :)

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23 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 3:18 pm

hah!

we can make that happen..

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24 Leila January 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Richest Man in Babylon! Thanks for the opportunity!

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25 Indo$ January 22, 2020 at 12:51 pm

Small Is The New Big por favor J$! Keep up the good work.

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26 JW January 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

I would love to read “The Richest Man in Babylon”. You’re awesome!

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27 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 3:18 pm

*bows*

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28 Rebecca January 22, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Small is the New Big please and thanks!!

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29 gustavo January 22, 2020 at 2:31 pm

Riches man in Babylon is a must read for everyone I wish it would be required to be read in HS.

In any case ill take small is the new big if I happen to win.

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30 J. Money January 22, 2020 at 3:18 pm

#AGREED

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31 Chris @ Mindful Explorer January 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm

“Small Is The New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas”

Sounds like a great book to me

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32 Leslie G. January 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm

The Richest Man in Babylon sounds like a great, easy read that I could pass on to my kids after I’m done reading it.

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33 Peter January 22, 2020 at 6:20 pm

Small is the New Big!

Seth does great work that matters. Im working to do just the same for others!

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34 Jake January 22, 2020 at 7:01 pm

I’d take Richest Man in Babylon! Been wanted to read that forever.

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35 Jackie January 22, 2020 at 7:45 pm

small is the new big sound great. Sounds like a motivator like my 21yo listens to (Gary V). If I win I’ll have to see if this “ok boomer” gets it…lol! Thanks. Learning lots from all you money experts!!!

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36 J. Money January 24, 2020 at 7:41 am

Hah!! At least you get memes! :)

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37 Colleen January 23, 2020 at 8:59 am

I have heard great things about “The Richest Man in Babylon.” Would love to finally get my hands on it lol!

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38 Paul Hastings January 23, 2020 at 9:01 am

“Small is the New Big”. I’m a big fan of Seth Godin.

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39 Tammy January 23, 2020 at 12:43 pm

I am a book worm I have read the richest man in Babylon, it a wonderful book,Small is the new big ,sounds interesting would love to win ,but really just wanted to comment ,and say how much I enjoy your blog ,and Just say Thank You

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40 J. Money January 24, 2020 at 7:41 am

Thank you so much, Tammy – that means a lot :)

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41 Bijay January 23, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Richest Man in Babylon. It is in my reading list so that’s my choice

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42 Aisha January 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm

I even referred “The Richest Man in Babylon” in my novel about two teenagers BFFs (hehe) Had to sneak in about personal finance and the great classic somehow. Hi J. Money, great book giveaway as always :)

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43 J. Money January 24, 2020 at 7:42 am

Hah! Awesome!

Here’s to YOUR book one day becoming a classic! :)

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44 Suz January 24, 2020 at 4:44 am

Another parent here, picking The Richest Man in Babylon, with plans to give it to their children to read. :)

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45 J. Money January 24, 2020 at 7:42 am

Parents of The Year up in here :)

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46 Reginald Pointdujour January 24, 2020 at 3:44 pm

The Richest Man in Babylon!

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47 Royston A Kane January 25, 2020 at 10:39 pm

Would love to get The Richest Man in Babylon for my college age daughter to give her a kickstart.

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48 Mandy January 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm

Small is the New Big Sounds like the perfect read for me!

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49 J. Money January 27, 2020 at 6:31 am

*** Giveaway Now Over ***

Congrats to the following winners!

Richest Man in Babylon – Jess
Small Is The New Big – Tammy

Thanks for helping me find new homes for these, guys :)

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