George Samuel Clason (November 7, 1874 - April 7, 1957 ), also known as George S. Clason, was born in Louisiana, Missouri, and died in Napa, California. During his eighty two years he was a soldier, businessman and writer. He served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Clason started two companies, the Clason Map Company of Denver Colorado and the Clason Publishing Company. The Clason Map Company was the first to publish a road atlas of the United States and Canada, and did not survive the Great Depression. George Clason is best known for writing a series of informational pamphlets about being thrifty and how to achieve financial success. He started writing the pamphlets in 1926, using parables that were set in ancient Babylon. Banks and insurance companies began to distribute the parables, and the most famous ones were compiled into the book The Richest Man in Babylon. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As an author, trainer, and motivational speaker, Theresa is a communications dynamo! She has written numerous 4+ star study guides to classics including Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, Claude Bristol's The Magic of Believing, Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and Nicolo Machiavelli's The Prince. She is also the author of the "Terri" (ages 5-9) children's book series that focuses on a variety of social and emotional issues, including: honoring your feelings, exploring play beyond computer games, embracing your creativity, overcoming your fear, celebrating cultural diversity, responding to bullying and celebrating an unconditionally loving divine. She is also the author and producer of the motivational audio program, How to Declutter Your Mind and Live a Heart-Centered Life.