Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

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Napoleon Hill wrote this book in 1938, just after publication of his all-time bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. This powerful tale has never been published, considered too controversial by his family and friends.
Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching personal goals: fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy, as tools of the Devil. These hidden methods of control can lead ...
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Overview

Napoleon Hill wrote this book in 1938, just after publication of his all-time bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. This powerful tale has never been published, considered too controversial by his family and friends.
Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching personal goals: fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy, as tools of the Devil. These hidden methods of control can lead us to ruin, and Hill reveals the seven principles of good that will allow us to triumph over them and succeed.
Annotated and edited for a contemporary audience by Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Three Feet from Gold co-author Sharon Lechter, this book is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.
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When Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) wrote Outwitting the Devil in 1938, he had just published Think and Grow Rich, a self-help primer that was destined to become one of the bestselling books of all time. Caught up in the bustle of fame, Hill never published this standalone follow-up, yielding to the objections of friends that the text was too controversial. Now this long-suppressed tome of self-improvement is available for the first time. Outwitting the Devil is a parable about how our search for self-fulfillment is undermined by our darker side and, more importantly, how we can struggle and win against negative habits and unwarranted fears. To this powerful work, motivational author Sharon Lechter (Rich Dad, Poor Dad; Three Feet from Gold) has added useful annotations.

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Lechter (coauthor of Rich Dad, Poor Dad) says this 73-year-old manuscript "provides the keys for each of us to outwit the Devil in our own lives" and chart a course for success. Hill (1883–1970) opens with a compelling memoir of how, as a successful writer, he was asked by Andrew Carnegie to interview top tycoons and distill their knowledge into a philosophy of personal achievement. Hill followed his huge 1937 bestseller, Think and Grow Rich, with this book, which has remained unpublished until now because his wife feared a reaction from organized religion to a book consisting of an interview with the Devil and also in light of world events in the late '30s. Wanting to be addressed as "Your Majesty," the Devil claims that though he controls 98% of all people, "My opponent controls all the positive forces of the world, such as love, faith, hope, and optimism." Asked about churches, he responds, "Do you think I am a fool? Who would keep alive the fear of the Devil if I subdued the churches?" As the devilish dialogue progresses, Satanic schemes and tricks are revealed, while Hill's own observations on success, failure, and human behavior emerge. Many readers will find that Hill's writings still remain relevant today. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469259031
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 267,131
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) was born in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author. His classic work, Think and Grow Rich, continues to inspire millions to believe and achieve and is a cornerstone of the modern self-actualization movement. Before passing, Hill established the Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement.
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    Path director!

    I purchased the e-book for myself early last year. I just had to buy the audio disc for my son, who is not a big reader. I loved the book and realize how important it is to share wirh others. This information can help set someone on the right path. Great stuff!

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