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Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success Hardcover – June 7, 2011
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I was, however, concerned when he described his meeting with his "other self" and, in one instance, he became unconscious. Another time he heard a loud noise just before he got his message from his other self. These are things which, in the light of today, many people will find too much to take.
Moreover, in knowing what we now know about most of the rich people of which he talks, we know they didn't start their businesses to help others or as a service to others. We suspect that was a side-effect. Hill, however, says that success results from doing what we love as a service to others --- then the riches will come. (Ayn Rand fans beware.)
It is true the book was written just as The Great Depression was ending. That makes it especially appealing today as we struggle in The Great Recession. And much of what he says certainly is inspiring and motivational at this unique time in history. Yet, one can see why his family didn't want the manuscript published because Hill sounds a bit loony in parts of the book. But, alas, hang on. There's a method to his madness.
There is greatness here too. He, like so many others, lost everything in 1929. He saw no way to continue to teach his wealth philosophy when people were filled with fear of poverty.Read more ›
This secret manuscript, however, is a cataclysmic event in it's publication. I'm fascinated how Napoleon Hill was able to disseminate the secrets of how our Universe REALLY works by depicting a full confession from the Devil himself, who is the destroyer of all human potential when he succeeds.
In my opinion this is the most powerful book ever written on this topic and one I've been studying nearly every day for months. Once I read 2 pages in the middle I was desperate to read it in it's entirety. I then was privileged to read the manuscript before publication thanks to Sharon Lechter and a highly esteemed friend.
This book, in my opinion, is the game changer that America is begging for given the times we are in today. It's time that we learn to rely on our own potential as our government institutions have failed us miserably and continue to do so.
I want to thank the Napoleon Hill Foundation for first having the courage to finally publish this provocative, controversial, and truthful depiction of how the Universe REALLY works nearly 75 years after Hill's death. I would also like to thank them for having the great sense to sanction someone as credible as financial literacy expert Sharon Lechter of Rich Dad Poor Dad Company fame to be the foot soldier to annotate Hill's most important work and bring it to the world.Read more ›
As for Ms. Lechter - holy cow, can that woman ruin a reading experience or what? Her unnecessary and incessant kibitzing was one of the most obnoxious reading experiences I've ever had. She constantly cuts in, repeats the obvious and irritated the crap out of this reader. To her I say, "I read. I understand English. I don't care for nor want your opinion, particularly a restatement of what I just read, thank you very much". Reading this book was a lot like having someone sitting next to you in a movie who not only yaps in your ear the whole way through, but blathers on about what you just saw. Annoying as hell (trust me I'm being nice)!
This is a must-read for any Napoleon Hill followers out there. The book is the unpublished manuscript writted by Hill as a sequel to his famous "Think and Grow Rich" and it expands on many of the principles in that book. We all know the basics of how to be successful, but this book examines how to implement them and why so many of us have this knowledge but aren't able to execute it.
Sharon Lechter's insight into Hill's original writings is inspirational as well. She draws parallels between what what written in the 1930s to what is happening in our world today. Lechter, who has written a number of bestsellers over the years, writes that this book was actually meant to be read today, not in the 30s when it was written.
I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to take their careers to the next level or anyone who is on a personal mission to better themselves. It's a book that's different from any other and you won't be disappointed!
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I have read this book more than any other book in my library. I love it, the content is amazing. Napoleon has reminded all the readers of the great lies the devil tells humanity. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Mark T.
Read his other Classics and this is a must! Continues to strengthen his already powerful techniques by Great storytelling! Couldn't put down and will repeat my reads!!! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm giving 2 stars because while the material is incredible and Hill is astounding, Sharon Lechter has completely destroyed this manuscript. Read morePublished 16 days ago by RedVirgo
Liked the early part of the book, bit enjoyed it less and less as it progressed. By the end it is essentially preaching a philosophy of karma. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jon Schlatter
A Phenomenal Read - So real. I truly wish I could have met Mr. Hill, as he appears a fascinating, intriguing, thoughtful, insightful and intellectual individual. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jornae
As a reader the book was amazing, the content life changing. Everyone should read this book.Published 20 days ago by Walter J. Martin
Great book, enjoying it more than think and grow rich. Easy to read, editors commentary isn't that great, but you can choose to ignorePublished 20 days ago by Aisling