“The Baron Son: Vade Mecum 7” Authors Davis, Patterson, & Patton: BOOK REVIEW
The Baron Son: Vade Mecum 7
By Vicky Therese Davis, William R. Patterson, D. Marques Patton
Long & Silverman Publishing, Inc. (2005)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (2/06)
“The Baron Son: Vade Mecum:” is an allegorical tale about three seekers who approach the world’s richest man, the Baron, to teach them about how to achieve success, wealth, happiness and power in life. As the Baron recounts his life story he presents eleven supreme principles. Each of these principles shows the reader how to become successful while still maintaining ethics and integrity.
The most important person in determining one’s success in life would be oneself. No one else will take greater interest in your success in life than yourself. By applying the principles presented in this story, you can achieve personal financial goals and leadership without having to rely on others. This allows you to learn to meet your own needs and not to have to worry about being taken advantage of by businesses that might not share your desire for succeeding by doing what is right. Once you learn to master yourself, you will be able to lead others.
You can apply the eleven supreme principles to every aspect of your life. There are many great quotes that can be taken from “The Baron Son.” One of my favorites is, “If ye shall recall only one thing…it should be that ye are the ones who control your destiny…’tis thoughts and actions contained within that serve that purpose. Know and respect their might for they have the power either to yield incredible aid or to disrupt your life.”
The book is written in an old English format with the tale taking place in the past in a mid-eastern desert. The fictional format of the story makes it much more enjoyable to read than if it was written in a traditional non-fiction business text format. The subtitle “Vade Mecum” is Latin for “go with me.” This is a guide book that readers will want to take with themselves because the more the tale is reread, the more insight will be gained.