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Overview A guide to success for African Americans reveals the secrets of success in the lives of current black celebrities and shows readers how they can use those secrets to make their own dreams come true. Reprint.
Publishers Description " 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro & Napoleon Hill has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 123
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 130
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 4.1" Height: 1" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 23, 1992
ISBN 0449219984 ISBN13 9780449219980
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More About Dennis Kimbro & Napoleon Hill
DENNIS KIMBRO is a motivational speaker and the author of the bestselling Think and Grow Rich, Daily Motivations for African American Success, and What Makes the Great Great. He lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his family.
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Think and Grow Rich a BLACK Choice Mar 4, 2008
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. Next to the Bible it has had a positive effect on me and I share its positive message with everyone.
I speak to groups and this is on my suggested reading list.
A must read.
I am not one who writes or talks much but I have to share with those who I meet.
Always a great read! Mar 3, 2008
Think and Grow Rich continues to be a book I would suggest that everyone keep in their library and read at least once a year.
Think and grow rich: a black choice Oct 2, 2007
An excellent read for anyone who desired to have it all and wants to truly know how to go about accomplishing that very goal step by step.
" Pace setter not only for African- Americans but for all". Jul 5, 2007
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 A call to citizens to hold educational leaders responsible be willing to provide the fiscal resources needed to implement the outlined reforms.
Using available statistics, Black America continue to take for granted the enormous and victorious battles won by the Civil Rights movement. "If there is one thing that we have won and accomplished, it is our moral right to exist".
Racism and discrimination should never be an excuse for your lack of development, but real creative ability-ability to live largely in a world based on ones own inner resources, finding one's true self, overcoming ignorance, and always remaining receptive and teachable should be never ending endeavors.
Slavery in America has left a scar on the Black family structure where as slave master would separate parents from children, husband and wife from each other is still visible today with children being born into single parent households or children being separated from parents. This cycle has not ceased but instead has taken new forms.
Kimbro's writing style is multi- dimensional and stimulating to the imagination. It spirals you into the seams of the book. In the section dealing with the " Law of Compensation" there are many lessons to be learned by all ethnicities.
Black people have to take the opportunity and the responsibility by portraying themselves differently. As Kimbro mentioned, your thoughts are the steering mechanism of your life. "Faith only enters the mind that has been properly prepared for it. Although I must add, your heart and your guts usually have a say so with what you think or decide too.
Quoting Thurgood Marshall, " Blacks must earn their way to higher achievement". In other words, through perseverance, hardwork and desire.
As John H. Johnson stated, "Black people have the power to make it in this society".
As George Washington Carver stated, "We must rid ourselves of the idea that there's a short - cut to achievement".
Black America has to realize that whatever God has allowed to be taken away from it temporarily he has suredly replaced it with something far greater. A glance at history will confirm that. Although many individual Black Americans in this society continue to adorn themselves with the albatross of ignorance around their neck. Black people need to reconstruct the perspective lens of White America.
Although I thought, Kimbro did not use fair judgment by not choosing Reginald Lewis (TLC Beatrice) as a role model in his book due to Lewis's butting heads with John Johnson of Johnson Publications. In my judgment, if Kimbro knew about this spat he should have left Johnson out of the book.
Although this book is directed at the African-American community, the principles found within are color blind. Dr. Kimbro creates a step-by-step approach for achieving success. There is enough in the book that merit's a periodical re-read.
Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice May 9, 2007
Great book. I would recommend this book to anyone who want to be successful in their respective field.