In Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Rabbi Daniel Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. A renowned business consultant and Biblical scholar, Rabbi Daniel Lapin uncovers a mother lode of motivational inspiration and practical guidance that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background may be. No wonder Dave Ramsey cites this as one of his top 10 business books of all time.
The book details ten permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. By blending contemporary business stories and his own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah, Talmud, and examples from the Zohar, (the Jewish book of Kabalah or mysticism), Rabbi Daniel Lapin explains the essence of each commandment and shows you how to use this knowledge to prosper financially.
This book guides you to understand such timeless truths as “Being in business for yourself”, avoiding the trap of ‘wage-slavery’, learning to become a leader, changing with the times, and particularly this: Everyone (and that includes you) is in business unless you happen to be a tenured university professor or a Supreme Court judge.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin suggests engaging and accessible action steps that will start you off on the path to prosperity.
1st Commandment: Believe in the Dignity and Morality of Business
2nd Commandment: Extend the Network of your Connectedness to Many People
3rd Commandment: Get to Know Yourself
4th Commandment: Do Not Pursue Perfection
5th Commandment: Lead Consistently and Constantly
6th Commandment: Constantly Change the Changeable, While Steadfastly Clinging to the Unchangeable
7th Commandment: Learn to Foretell the Future
8Th Commandment: Know Your Money
9th Commandment: Act Rich: Give Away 10% of Your After-Tax Income
10th Commandment: Never Retire
(Dave Ramsey speaking about Thou Shall Prosper and the principle of generosity at one of his live events in 2021.)