Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

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by Napoleon Hill

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Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a

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Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.

In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill's thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.

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"During the past twenty-five years I have been blessed with more good fortune than any individual deserves but I shudder to think where I'd be today, or what I'd be doing if I had not been exposed to Napoleon Hill's philosophy. It changed my life."
—Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

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"During the past twenty-five years I have been blessed with more good fortune than any individual deserves but I shudder to think where I'd be today, or what I'd be doing if I had not been exposed to Napoleon Hill's philosophy. It changed my life."
--Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

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Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in Virginia and died in 1970 after a long and successful career as a lecturer, an author, and as a consultant to business leaders. Think and Grow Rich is the all-time bestseller in its field, having sold 15 million copies worldwide, and sets the standard for today’s motivational thinking.

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Think and Grow Rich 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 143 reviews.
White-Orchid More than 1 year ago
This book should be on every bookshelf in every home. The principles that are taught in this book "Think and grow Rich" are more about the directions of life than just the collection of riches. This is a book that needs to be digested and not simply read casually. Eternalize this book and you will give your life new direction and meaning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Napoleon Hill was a consultant living in the White House when FDR was leading the nation through the Great Depression. It was while he was in the White House that Hill wrote Think and Grow Rich. More than twenty years before, Hill was commissioned by the richest man in the world at the time, Andrew Carnegie, to research and develop a philosophy of success so that every person didn't have to learn through the hard process of trial and error every time. Carnegie thought it was a shame that the accumulated know-how of each successful man went the grave with him. Carnegie gave Hill letters of introduction to five hundred of the most successful people in the country - Henry Ford, John Wanamaker, Thomas Edison, and the list goes on - and Hill interviewed these men extensively, sometimes living with them for a time. I'm the author of the book, Self-Help Stuff That Works, and I am an expert on what is effective. The principles Hill put in Think and Grow Rich will definitely help you become successful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest self-help books ever, back in the the original 1937 text. Next to the Bible, this is my favorite book. I was introduced to Think and Grow Rich when I read former world champion and International Boxing Hall of Famer Ken Norton's autobiography entitled 'Going the Distance.' Norton shared in his book that he read Think & Grow Rich repeatedly and it changed his life. Norton's book states he was given Think & Grow Rich to read after he suffered his first boxing defeat and had to start over. Norton then went on a fourteen fight winning streak that lasted over three years, including a huge upset over Muhammed Ali for the heavyweight title. This is an outstanding book that embodies Andrew Carnigie's philosophy of achievement to help individuals reach their full potential and succeed. Think and Grow Rich is one of the all time greats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Under organized and specialized knowledge this book explains how a person can assess any lacks of knowledge or weaknesses in making their plan. Henry Ford had next to no education yet at the push of a button could summon the right person to supply him with any amount of knowledge he required. The same is true in todays world with the advent of the internet. The first thing you need is a positive attitude which supercedes any negatives. Nothing is perfect and one can find faults with anything if they so choose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The thirteen steps presented by Mr. Hill are to the point and very honest. His book is not some egotistical scam for our money, thank goodness. I should think that any one who is supposedly 'down on his luck' needs to purchase this book and maybe redirect his steps.
PhotoBySki More than 1 year ago
...want to succeed in life and in business! This is a classic book. Before the so called "success gurus" around today. Napoleon Hill is the ORIGINAL success motivator. I've personally read the book Think And Grow Rich numerous times. I asked for (and received) the original CD of the book so that I could listen to and be inspired while I am driving. I can't imagine anyone listening to this CD and not being inspired! Mr. Hill's story is truly fascinating. If you've never read the need to own the book AND the CD! Surround yourself with his teachings! And do yourself a favor...stick with the original recording. The 21st Century version is okay...but doesn't beat the original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a quite useful tool for anyone serious about developing/growing wealth.
WendyKay83 More than 1 year ago
A great read for anyone trying to manifest success in their lives beyond their wildest dreams that are currently spinning their wheels, or haven't started. The gift I started giving to all H.S. grads that I care about. Wendy Kay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a very good read and will keep you wanting for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you were to look on the bookshelf in any truely wealthy person's home, you would find this book. Not only would it be there, but it would appear as if they have read it every day. This book gives a lamens explanation of becoming wealthy. Be prepared to see your life change for the better, as long as you are willing to beleive what you read.
HoraceWard More than 1 year ago
This book, along with The Power of your subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy are the two books to read for begin your motivation quest for all your desires and opportunities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has the plan for achieving more than wealth - for achieving whatever you desire. Certainly, you can apply the principles within with an eye towards creating wealth, but you can apply the same principles towards improving your life, finding a job, getting in shape, whatever you want. When I look back at the things I have accomplished in my life, and the things I have failed to accomplish in my life, I see that I used the principles in this book without even knowing them. Basic fundamental stuff for reaching you goals, whatever they may be, it is well worth the investment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think and Grow Rich claims to reveal the secret of Andrew Carnegie's success. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't, but the secret appears to be something along the lines of 'have a goal and work really hard to meet it.' Hill stresses the importance of a positive mental attitude, and makes a convincing case that one's subconscious mind is at least partially responsible for one's success and failures in life. At times, the book wanders into some unusual territories (armchair psychology, paranormal phenomena) but it was probably considered 'cutting edge' 70 years ago when it was first published. As for the title, it's probably worth mentioning that the concepts imparted by the book don't necessarily have to do with material wealth but could be applied to just about any endeavor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are some very helpful recommendations in this book such as visualizing and affirming your success. A positive attitude is considered almighty. But written later, two excellent books, Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman explains the advantages and disadvantages of pessimism and optimism and Optimal Thinking: How To Be Your Best Self shows you how to make the most of your thinking, any situation, your life and career. I would read all three books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up on my way to ordering THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON. I figured, it's not that expensive and it has a catchy title. Little did I know that this book would change my life and mindset. I recommended it to everyone I could think of, but only a few jumped on it and were as excited as I was. You will get out of this book what you expect. Be OPEN and prepared to make the ultimate mind shift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have owned this book for years, but I recently have discovered another, newer version that is far superior. It is 'Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised' published by Aventine Press. For one thing it is a bigger book, both in size and in pages (412). It turns out that the book that this review is about is an abridged version of the original, something I never knew in all the times I have read it over the years. This smaller version, while good, contains nothing like the additional information in the 'Restored and Revised' version. There is just a ton of fascinating facts and information in the back of the book. In the older book (the plain 'Think and Grow Rich'), the print is difficult to read, there is little space for writing notes. The newer version reads better and by comparison is a far more useful learning instrument. Napoleon Hill's work is probably the most important ever done in the motivational and self-improvement field. Whichever version you read, it will change your life forever.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book is the bible of success. The copy is a bit sketch at times but for .99 the material is well more than readable. I wish I would have read this sooner. I strongly recommend this book and even bribed some friends and family with new nooks and kindled if they agreed to read it. Well worth the time.
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Egcetera More than 1 year ago
Easy reading and good, practical information. You will be encouraged by the advice given and if you put it into practice, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding read. The concepts are easy to understand. Truly a great read!
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ButchPP More than 1 year ago
The best mind enriching book I have ever read. Well written, great information on mastering life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I turned the glass down. I read the Book many many times. It took me to be ready. The turning point came from unexpected direction. My view about my life and about my business has changed entirely. I have a new life to live and a long long way to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THINK AND GROW RICH A NATIONAL TREASURE Think and Grow Rich literally changed my life in a very positive way. It was in the month of August , the year was 1970, I was 28 years of age, married with four sons and financially broken. I walked into Nicks News in Huntington, WV. and started looking in the self help section of the book store when my eyes stopped on that little paper back with the title "Think and Grow Rich". As I was reading the introduction, a little voice in my mind said "read it", repeating the same words about 25 times before I purchased it. The cost was $1. If not the last dollar I had it was very close to the last dollar. Do to changing employment my income had dropped from $8,000 a year to $3,500 in the past 2 years. My present employment was based on commission and I did not have a pay check coming. After purchasing "Think and Grow Rich" I drove to a quiet private place, down by the river side and started reading. I could not put it down. I continued reading and pondering until the sun set and darkness came. This caused my mind to sore with positive thoughts to heights it had never risen too. I had been studying the bible very diligently for several years. I immediately new the principles in "Think and Grow Rich" were true and Doctor Hill was showing me how to apply those principle in a practical way. On the 22 day of March 1971 I completed "The Philosophy of Success" : a 16 week correspondence program offered by Doctor Hill. With diligence and persistence I started applying the the principles. After many hard knocks I was lifted up high above the forest trees and could see the beauty of the entire forest or this experience we call life. I am now, a very young, 70 years old and have been married for 52 years. We have six sons, fifteen grand children, 6 great grand children. We have been and continue being blessed in many ways, not excluding financial. For many years my income has been in excess of $30,000 a month and have assets in excess of $5,000,000. "Think and Grow Rich" expanded my mind in a way that not only allowed me to accomplish financial freedom, it also has greatly contributed to help me achieve a much greater asset, Peace of Mind and an awesome confidence in our creator. I have a burning testimony and know that the 17 principles which are in the book are true and that Doctor Hill had a special calling in life to bring forth "Think and Grow Rich". Doctor Hill along with "Think and Grow Rich" are unquestionably two of America's finest National Treasures and they are available to all seekers of truth who will embrace them with a sincere desire to improve ones life and help others do the same along the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago