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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2006
ISBN 9562910423 ISBN13 9789562910422
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More About Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in Wise County, Virginia. He worked as a secretary, a "mountain reporter" for a local newspaper, the manager of a coal mine and a lumber yard, and attended law school, before he began working as a journalist for Bob Taylor's Magazine--a job that led to his meeting steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, which changed the course of his life. Carnegie believed success could be distilled into principles that any person could follow, and urged Hill to interview the greatest industrialists of the era in order to discover these principles. Hill took on the challenge, which lasted twenty years and formed the building block for Think and Grow Rich, the wealth-building classic and all-time bestseller of its kind, which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Hill devoted the remainder of his life to discovering and refining the principles of success. After a long and rich career as an author, magazine publisher, lecturer, and consultant to business leaders, the motivational pioneer died in 1970 in South Carolina.
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Think and Grow Rich Apr 24, 2008
The content of the book is great. However, this version has cheap quality paper, pages that are stuck together and TONS of misspellings. I got so upset with the number of typos that I went to the bookstore and bought another copy.
Motivating....to a point Apr 6, 2008
This book is highly motivational. I can see its influence in other business books I have read. Good to have in your library.
I only gave it three stars due to personal religious values/beliefs. I agree with almost all he says. I just dont care much for his religious views. The book was progressing very well until I hit the whole "there is no life after death" and "death is just eternal sleep." The author provides this to help the reader lose his fear of death, claiming that religion (at least in the past) fostered fear of death due to the "hell concept."
If you deal better with overlooking things like these then it is a great five star book. Otherwise, glean all the great advise given and work through this last bit- it is still worth owning and reading.
The single way of life in a capitalist society Feb 9, 2008
After finishing "Think and Grow Rich" I have suddenly realized that this simple slogan is the single way of life in a capitalist society. In this book, as the only way of getting rich, the author advocates goal-directed way of life, purposefulness, constant self-perfection, courage, the skill to think and to act, and the other similar traits of character.
Many people came to a conclusion that the wealth, in some extent, depends on a level of education, motivation, self-esteem, and so on. The problem is that not all the people in equal extend incline to the education, to their self-improvement. This is because of the differences of their needs, habits, abilities, capabilities, and so on. Leo Tolstoy in his novel "Resurrection" arose a question of how to improve the level of education within a society: from inside of each individual or from outside? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Should first the level of education of each and every individual be risen which yields a revolution (dialectic transition of quantity into quality) or the revolution should make the environment to foster the education of every individual?
The traits advocated by Napoleon Hill correspond to the first Leo Tolstoy's way of improving society. If each and every individual will improve, the society will automatically improve. The second way of Leo Tolstoy (create the environment which will foster the education of every individual) is contrary to Napoleon Hill's ideas: "if something is got for free or without big effort, it won't be appreciated, won't be handled with care or you won't trust it". Free education and medical care won't be respected properly by people, regardless how good this education and medical care are. That's why the socialist society will develop slower than capitalist. Marxists knew this and have built the concept of World revolution (to overthrow of capitalism in all countries), and a further idea by Trotsky that it was impossible to build socialism in a single country. Trotsky wrote that the socialist economy is not as efficient as capitalist and without the World revolution the USSR won't be able to overcome its economic underperformance.
Napoleon Hill praises the freedom and opportunities of the capitalist society of the U.S. in particular, which gives, according to Napoleon Hill, boundless opportunities for an individual who is able to think and grow rich.
I also recommend "The Road to Serfdom" by F. A. Hayek in addition to this book. Although "Think and Grow Rich" is a classical self-help book for a general reader while "The Road to Serfdom" is mostly academic, I think that both of them should be read.
Excellent Book - If You Take Action Jan 24, 2008
Even though it was written some time ago, the basic principles outlined by Mr. Hill in this book are just as relevant as ever. There is nothing earth shattering, nor is there anything complicated - it's just basic common sense stuff, but it has all been assembled in one place and written in a very organized and easy-to-read and easy-to-digest manner. There's no rocket science here nor does there need to be any.
That said, it is like what Mr. Hill says in one of his lectures that is on a CD set also available on this site. 98% or more of the people who are given these principles don't follow them. The best books in the world are of no use to anyone if people don't put them into action and hold themselves accountable for doing so.
Mr. Hill has organized the book into relatively short and very readable chapters, each dealing with a trait or characteristic that one should aspire to incorporate in his or her life. I would say that anyone who actually does this is going to make significant improvements in their quality of living.
While the author frequently mentions money as the goal (and seems to make it sound like that's all that is important, even though in some other parts he tries to downplay this aspect), this is a book to improve your overall life, not for getting rich dollar-wise (although these principles are appropriate for that, too).
I found that certain parts of the book do seem dated, such as his methods of advertising oneself when looking for a job. This was written pre-internet and also before our present age of information overload in which hiring managers are too busy to spend time on a voluminous resume. Overall however, the principles in the book are timeless and can easily be adapted to today.
Also, this book contains the "Action Pack" not written by Mr. Hill. It contains exercises that correspond to the various chapters. Personally I don't feel it contributes that much to the book and you can do just as well without it but given the reasonable price of this edition it doesn't hurt to have it included. It might be more beneficial to others but for me it wasn't necessary. Mr. Hill's material is much more valuable than the extra material.
Very inspirational, one of the books to recommend Jan 8, 2008
I read this book first in soft copy version, and then I decided to buy this "enriched" version. And I enjoyed reading it. I you ever read any book from Dale Carnegie or similar authors, you will find many similar ideas in this book. Generally, this is not a rocket science, but having in mind the time when this book was written, you should respect the writer. Although there are some boring parts (when Author boast himself), in general is the book very readable and you should think about advices given in it. After all, author made a great effort analyzing why successful people are successful and where all the others fail. There is a very thin line between winners and losers, but it is fascinating how many people never cross that line - and everything really is in your hands! However, have in mind time and place where this book was created, have in mind situation at the time and don't follow blindly all that was written in it. But DO read it and Do think about it. And then read it again. It's worth it.