Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success


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“Napoleon Hill was one of America’s great, influential thinkers who continues to have an enormous impact today.” —Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine

Bestselling author Napoleon Hill reveals the seven principles of good that allow us to triumph over obstacles . . . and find success.

Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realizing our personal goals. This long-suppressed parable, once considered too controversial to publish, was written by Hill in 1938 following the publication of his classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. Annotated and edited for a contemporary audience by Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Three Feet from Gold coauthor Sharon Lechter, this book--now available in paper--is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.


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“Napoleon Hill was one of America’s great, influential thinkers who continues to have an enormous impact today. This previously unpublished manuscript, ably edited and annotated by Sharon Lechter, reveals how fear and lack of trust can prevent you from achieving success. Free markets rely on free people and trust.” —Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine

“What a perfect time for this masterpiece to be published!  Sharon Lechter’s notes bring into focus the real genius behind Outwitting the Devil and help us conquer fears that bedevil our success.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the#1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

“Hill’s teachings are most often associated, in the minds of his modern-day readers, with prosperity, which translates as money in one’s individual coffers. But truth be told, he has shared with the world his wisdom of ‘how-to-live principles.’” —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potentialand featured in the film and book The Secret

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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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ISBN-13: 9781454900672
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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