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Think and Grow Rich [Kindle Edition]

Napoleon Hill , Arthur Pell
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

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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 our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals...Napoleon Hill's philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically: How to Recognize, Relate, Assimilate and Apply principles whereby you can achieve any goal whatsoever that doesn't violate Universal Law - the Law of God and the rights of your fellowman... -- W. Clement Stone Chairman, Combined International Corporation President, The Napoleon Hill Foundation

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, Author and Lecturer

I knew Napoleon Hill in 1922 when I was a student in Salem College in the town of my birth. Mr. Hill came to our campus as the commencement speaker in that year. As I listened to him, I heard something other than just the words he spoke, I felt the substance - the wisdom - and the spirit of a man and his philosophy. Mr. Hill said "the most powerful instrument we have in our hand is the power of our mind." Napoleon Hill compiled this philosophy of American achievement for the benefit of all people. I strongly commend this philosophy to you for achievement and service in your chosen field. --Senator Jennings Randolph West Virginia

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Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's like to be rich and start knowing. This book will change your life!

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  • File Size: 459 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1585424331
  • Publisher: Tarcher; Revised & enlarged edition (August 18, 2005)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001NGN2D2
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231 of 238 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
If you asked me to recommend to you the single best success book I have ever read, my answer would be a very definite "Think and Grow Rich".
First published in 1937, this is the end product of two decades of research conducted by Napoleon Hill. His research started when Andrew Carnegie (the steel tycoon who was then the richest man on earth) gave him the assignment of organizing a Philosophy of Personal Achievement. Hill, who was a poor journalist, armed with just an introductory letter from Carnegie, set out to interview over five hundred successful people including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, William Wrigley Jr. and Charles M. Schwab. Hill then revealed the priceless wisdom of his research in the form of the thirteen steps to success (in Think and Grow Rich) and the seventeen principles of success (in courses and lectures he conducted).
The concepts taught by Napoleon Hill transformed my life. Some of these include developing a definite purpose, building a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), channeling the power of the sub-conscious mind and dealing with adversity. Everything he wrote about or talked about is thought provoking. He was wise, humble and funny. His philosophy is universal; he did not mix it with religion. The riches he referred to were more than money, for the Philosophy of Personal Achievement can be applied to anything in life.
Hill was well ahead of his time. This book has a chapter dedicated to some of today's most important issues - Specialized Knowledge, Decision Making, Imagination and Organized Planning (in which he deals with Leadership). He also has principles for Teamwork, Creative Vision, Health, etc.
This is a classic, and hence the examples are old (not to be confused with outdated).
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195 of 202 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS VERSION OF A TRUE CLASSIC! September 28, 2005
Format:Paperback
Arthur took a classic and added his own garbage to it. I started reading it (and getting alot out of it) when I came across some material that just didn't have the ring of truth in it. I looked in an older copy of Think and Grow Rich and discovered that the parts that I didn't agree with (from a moral and business standpoint) were the lines that Arthur Pell added. The up-to-date examples were ok, it was the changes to the original core values that I just couldn't tolerate. Get the original or another version that has high reviews. I give this version 5 stars for the Napoleon Hill part, -3 stars for Dr. Arthur's input, for a total of 2 stars. DON'T BUY THIS VERSION OF A TRUE CLASSIC!
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107 of 116 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware! Not the original author's version. October 10, 2008
Format:Paperback
This is a classic (pun intended) example of what's happening with books that many of us read in the `60's and `70's. The books were written in the `20's, `30's, and even earlier. The Secret, which was no secret, was based on these authors' books. I ordered two of Dr. Joseph Murphy's books to replace ones I had given away only to find out they had been "revised." I was so disgusted I gave them away. Genevieve Behrend's books have been taken over by Joe Vitale. His name even appears first on the covers. The description for one of them starts out with, "Fiery Texas author breathes life into dead woman." If you really want to know what Napoleon Hill had to say, get the original version. The book stands on its own merit without any "help" from people who have no new ideas of their own and are just seeking to make money from someone else's work.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enduring Classic in Great New Edition October 5, 2005
By J.
Format:Paperback
THINK & GROW RICH is a true classic for a very good reason -- it has sound advice that works. This new edition is retypeset (at last!) with larger type that is easier to read. I own most of the editions of TGR on the market, and this one is by far my favorite. The small nuggets of additional material by Dr. Arthur Pell (an expert on Dale Carnegie) are helpful -- and they are also set off at the end of each chapter so readers can decide for themselves if they want to read the updated material. Personally, I found it useful and insightful. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and especially this edition. Read it, use it, and prosper!
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Setting the record straight -- this edition is great! November 8, 2005
By R.A.S.
Format:Paperback
After reading the reviews (both postitive and negative), I bought a copy with an open mind, and can now report that this is a faithful, corrected edition of THINK & GROW RICH -- easier to read (better type size) and with nicer paper than some of the other editions. The small amount of added material the other reviewers are writing about by Arthur Pell is minimal, and set off by itself -- so it's not intrusive and if it doesn't enrich your reading, you can skip right over it. On the other hand, from my perspective, it is nice to have a few examples of TGR in action from the 20th century. But again, that added material is extremely short and set off by itself, and either way, this new edition is really terrific. A welcome edition.
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44 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is a major disappointment November 1, 2005
Format:Paperback
I bought this book with high, but nervous expectations. I was looking forward to seeing how this book had been "revised and updated" for the 21st century. What I found was a terrible hatchet and cut-and-paste job on Napoleon Hill's classic book. The editor, Arthur Pell, completely destroys the rhythm and flow of Dr. Hill's ideas by inserting contemporary examples at the end of Hill's chapters. It's a travesty. We don't need a "21st century version" of "Think and Grow Rich." The one that has worked so well all these many years is still the best. If someone wants to publish a 21st century book, they should simply write an entirely new one. Even minor revisions of a classic like "Think and Grow Rich," to eliminate outdated language or correct errors, should be undertaken with the utmost care and respect for the original. When the project is over, it should still be Napoleon Hill's book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
I first read Think and Grow Rich when I was 22 and again in my thirties. This updated edition with examples of current day business is a testatment of the timeliness of the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Darrell W. Gunter
2.0 out of 5 stars book is in bad shape
it looks like all of the pages were never cut and someone took a butterknife and cut the pages open. The book itself is a great book, but the pages are in terrible shape. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Diana Burbank
5.0 out of 5 stars Success much!
For anyone that wants to know the secrets of success this is a great read. What I've realized is that reading this book won't help you much if you aren't ready to received the... Read more
Published 19 days ago by J. Brazziel
5.0 out of 5 stars Success starts here
This is a must read for anyone who wants to achieve whatever it is they consider success. Every time I reread this book, I learn more!
Published 1 month ago by Ernest Petzrick
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, a must-read for anyone who wants to be successful!
I read the original one written by Napoleon Hill, which was harder to understand. This version includes some updated material in there by Arthur R. Pell, which I found interesting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for the ages!
I had read Think and Grow Rich some 35 years ago. When I found it online, I had to download it to read again. It is one of the most amazing books! I call it a best kept secret. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ronald Craig Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Good publication
This publication met with my expectations and is a very good source to excel money management and encouragement. Read more
Published 1 month ago by diane denney
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I chose this read because of its popularity and found it to be an interesting read. It has some positive things that anyone could pull from it and gives you the skills to go out... Read more
Published 1 month ago by jason Nesbitt
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opens up the business world in a new way to allow us to think out side the box and achieve our goals and dreams.
Published 1 month ago by Ana I. Crespo
5.0 out of 5 stars The Master Guide for anyone who wants to grow
This will help anyone who wants to grow, an Amazing Book that is the core for anyone. I read it over and over and have it with me at all times.
Published 1 month ago by Rob Minnick
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Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author. His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time. Hill established the Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement.
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