Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

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"An inspiring an powerful success guide."
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Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The result is inspiring, practical, clearly written, and totally workable....

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Overview

"An inspiring an powerful success guide."
ESSENCE
Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The result is inspiring, practical, clearly written, and totally workable. Use it to unlock the treasure you have always dreamed of—the treasure that at last is within your reach.

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Kimbro has tailored this deft rewriting of Napoleon Hill's ever-popular classic Think and Grow Rich (1937) to a black audience. Addressing issues like racism and poverty that can affect the achievement of black Americans, he offers a quick tour through black history, highlighting the stories of successful contemporary African Americans like Oprah Winfrey and publisher John Johnson. It works on the same level that the original did and should generate demand among African American patrons. An essential purchase for most institutional libraries, where all self-help books are in high demand.-- Anita L. Cole, Miami-Dade P.L. System, Fla.
Brad Hooper
Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" and "Law of Success", in their many various versions, have sold millions of copies. Some time after his death in 1970, it was reported that Hill had left an unfinished manuscript targeting black America with his message of self-confidence and affirmative outlook. Kimbro, a black writer and lecturer for the Napoleon Hill Foundation, adapted and updated Hill's manuscript, which argues that such barriers as racism, discrimination, and lack of opportunity should not be self-defeating obstacles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449219980
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 105,832
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Kimbro holds master's degrees from both Oklahoma and Northwestern universities. He earned a doctorate in political economics from Northwestern. Think And Grow Rich: A Black Choice is the culmination of his many years of interest in, and research and study on, the subjects of poverty and success. He lectures across the country for the Napoleon Hill Foundation and consults with small businesses. He has written for Success and many other magazines. He lives in Georgia with his wife and three daughters.

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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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction 1
1 Inner Space: The Final Frontier 17
2 Imagination: Ideas In Action 51
3 Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement 80
4 Faith: The Prerequisite to Power 117
5 "By All Means--Persist" 145
6 What Are You Worth? 170
7 Self-Reliance 185
8 A Pleasing Personality 211
9 Enthusiasm! 235
10 A Message on Money, or Money Talks and You Would Do Well to Listen 255
11 Three Magic Words 287
12 Outer Space: Your Great Discovery 318
Index 353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2007

    Life fulfilling.....

    If you want to do life and quit letting life do you, you'll read and re-read this book. You will find your nitch in life through this book!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2010

    1. Ready-Think 2. Get Set-Grow 3. Go-Get Rich

    This is one of the VERY FEW books that promises to help you determine Who you want to become? What it is you want to do? When it's going to happen? Why THE MISSION IS POSSIBLE? And how you're going to attain it? All through the aid and application of the "unknown and unused knowledge and power" they termed the "Carnegie Secret."

    Let life come and live generously,
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    Juddha Shaddai Fitzgerald
    www.blogtalkradio.com/juddha-fitzgerald

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Must Read

    Great reading.

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    Inspirational and motivational...if you use it

    A number of years ago, my father purchased this book. While I was allowed to read through it during the holiday visit, I was not allowed to take it home, as I had done with so many of his books (and neckties). I was therefore compelled to purchase my own copy, and was very satisfied with this investment.<BR/>~thanks daddy~<BR/> <BR/>-Review <BR/>This book, while not unveiling any new end of the world secrets, does in fact allow the reader to put into perspective thoughts and actions that will assist in planning for the future. The book is rife with examples of inspiring individuals that have succeeded with their life goals. This is then followed with real insight and advice on how to logically implement plans and actions to achieve the individual success that one can envision for themselves.<BR/>It is amazing that the core of this book was written a number of years before for the general population of this country. However, this updated edition that is enhanced by Dennis Kimbro is just as relevant today as it was then. I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Kimbro in Houston a number of years ago, and he is just as inspiring in person as he is in the printed word. <BR/>Reading this book literally helped change my life and the way that I look at things. You would be wise to read it now, and re-read it periodically as a parity check on your progress. There will inevitably be some smaller concept that was missed on your last reading.<BR/><BR/>Cheers and happy reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

    Changed my way of thinking!!

    If your looking for a way to change your way of thinging and get you motivated to tap into the wealth of a computer called your brain for better mental,physical,emotion,spritual and financial this is a stop you wan't to make!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2007

    ¿ Pace setter not only for African- Americans but for all¿.

    Preparation is definitely the key! It becomes important that we know about the rules that will ultimately determine our success. Not just to know their meanings and what they do, but to make these principles a part of us - a habit that will lead us to do the right thing automatically, regardless of the circumstances. As Kimbro said, ¿it is our job as Black Americans to disentangle the myths, misconceptions, and half - truths that clouds the judgments of our society¿. All, regardless of race or class or economic status, are entitled to a fair chance and to the tools for developing their individual powers of mind and spirit to the utmost. This promise means that all children by virtue of their own efforts, competently guided, can hope to attain the mature and informed judgment needed to secure gainful employment, and to manage their own lives, thereby serving not only their own interests but also the progress of society itself. Also noted by Kimbro, ¿Blacks as a whole have moved from a position of utter destitution - in terms of wealth, education, and human rights - to a place alongside their ethnic counterparts¿. Black males, particularly, have edged precariously close to becoming an endangered species. There are more Black males in prison and correctional facilities than on college campuses. Functional illiteracy among minority youth may run as high as 40 percent. The search for solutions to our educational problems must also include a commitment to life-long learning. Learning is the indispensable investment required for success but without life-long learning, one's skills will become rapidly dated. This would also reverse the current declining trend--a trend that stems more from weakness of purpose, confusion of vision, under use of talent, and lack of leadership, than from conditions beyond our control. We as Black Americans need to realize that we do not simply exist, we need to always realize what our life will be, and what we will become in the next moment. I took liberty to expand upon the following: THE PRESIDENT¿S NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION (During Reagan era, still suitable today): The report called for greater federal support of education and included the claim that the nation was threatened by 'a rising tide of mediocrity'. A Nation at Risk is a reform based on the development of standards-based curricula. The focus is on outcomes of education in relation to standards of achievement, the idea being that student achievement and instructional programs were likely to improve. One of the most quoted portions of this report came from the introduction just after the 'Rising Tide' remark. It said: 'If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves. We have even squandered the gains in student achievement made in the wake of the Sputnik challenge. Moreover, we have dismantled essential support systems, which helped make those gains possible. We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral educational disarmament'. The following five recommendations were made by the report: Content Recommended that the graduation requirements for all students be raised to include 4 years of English, 3 years of mathematics, 3 years of science, 3 years of social studies, 1 semester of computer science, and for college bound students 2 years of foreign language. Standards and Expectations Schools should expect better academic performance and behavior from students and universities should strengthen admissions requirements. Time More time should be spent on the new required courses by being more efficient and by lengthening the school day and year. Teaching A series of recommendations that focused around teachers being better prepared. Leadership and Fiscal Support

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2006

    from project manager to High-Tech sales pro...

    I¿ve read this book a few times during and after college. I¿ve begun working on career #2 in sales and I¿m not giving up because I¿m sure I¿m ¿3 feet from striking gold.¿ Think and Grow Rich is a great read because it¿s told through timeless stories ¿ that WILL motivate you to reach your goals in life. I¿m in the interview process for a few different sales opportunities and just finished another great read called the Sales Adventure Guide. Like Hill¿s book, The Sales Adventure Guide uses real life examples and is reality based¿not a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. I picked up my copy on a stop over at the San Francisco airport. Both of these books are guiding me through the transition from project manager to High-Tech sales pro. Read - Think & Grow Rich and The Sales Adventure Guide. Never give-up! Deb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2006

    Audio Version isn't bad

    I got the audio version, and found it to be common sense advice with a tiny supernatural element. It teaches positive thinking and imagination but balances it with advising one does more than just think it but also do it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2006

    Alpha Omega

    This is the beginning and the end to self empowerment literacy. I have never read a self help book as powerful as this. It can be apprieciated by all people not just Black people. I first read this book close to ten years ago and it still impacts my thinking today. And every now and then when I feel defeated I open it to restart my fire to win!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2004

    A must read for the young african american with a dream!

    After reading this book, I immediately began to take on life differently. Before this book I didn't believe in myself and my confidence level was down and as soon as I finished reading it, good things began to happen. All this was due to my new found confidence and my new 'I Can and I Will' attitude.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2002

    It will change your life

    After reading this book I had the strenghth to continue on making my dream come true. This book touches on things that deep inside you already know or have heard. This was a reminder of how my Mom brought me up giving me support in being whatever I wanted to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2001

    Ready for a change

    If you are ready for a serious re-evaluation of your life, this is the book to give you a boost. Just started reading this book, it is a page turner and very enlightening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2001

    Dr. Dennis Kimbro speaks at Clark Atlanta University 'Leadership Retreat'

    This weekend I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be inspired through speach by Dr. Dennis Kimbro at a Leadership Retreat sponsored by Clark Atlanta University. This has lead me to purchase and read his books. Great job Dr. Kimbro...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2000

    MOTIVATIONAL

    This book is a start to head your life in the right direction if you are in need of inspiration. The author is a little contradictory but the message is loud and clear. If your looking for the keys to success, open your mind and get a copy of this book.

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