I came across this book because the author, Brian Morgan, and I both have our websites built on the SBI platform and I liked the concept of his book. It tells a story from the past and then sets out in detail all the principles needed for creating wealth and personal success today.
The whole idea of the book appealed to me. First it tells a story about how a man called Tragoas became the richest man in Persia by following the wise advice of "masters" or mentors. It's a real rags-to-riches story and a great read. It tells how he rose from shame and poverty to become a rich and respected man, before plunging into depression when trusted workers betrayed him and stole his possessions. But he rose again out of defeat to become even richer and more valuable to Persia.
The drama in the book comes when Alexander the Great invades Persia and Tragoas desperately tries to dictate his success principles for future generations. He calls them the 11 Codes of Riches and they are absolutely full of wisdom and practical advice that anyone can use.
As the owner of a web business, I was especially interested in the 7 Business Secrets of the Masters. This is really a collection of the very best small business advice I've seen. It's hard to see, if business is your thing, how you would not succeed brilliantly if you followed this plan.
I recommend The Richest Man in Persia for anyone who is dissatisfied with life, or has lost a job, or just wants something better out of life. It's a book you'll read and then keep for reference whenever you need a boost.