Napoleon Hill-Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill Biography
Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 - November 8, 1970) was an American writer who is one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely regarded as one of the great writers on success.His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich has sold 20 million copies). Hill's work examines the power of personal conviction, and the role they play in personal success. He was an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1936. "What the human mind can understand and believe, it can achieve" is one of the characteristic expression Hill. How achievement actually occurs, and the formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, is the focal point of the book Hill.


Law of Success (1928)
Magic Ladder to Success (1930)
Think and Grow Rich (1937)
How to Sell Your Way through Life (1939)
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960)
You Could Work Miracles You (1971)
Napoleon Hill Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
Grow Rich: With Peace of Mind
Master-Key to Riches
Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion
Toying with the Devil (2011) ISBN 978-1402784538

Live and work

According to his official biographer, Tom Butler-Bowdon, Napoleon Hill was born in a one-room cabin in the Appalachian town of Pound in Southwest Virginia . Mrs. Hill died when he was ten years old, and his father remarried two years later. At age 13, Hill began writing as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers in the area of ​​Wise County, Virginia. He then used his income as a reporter to enter law school, but soon he was forced to resign because of financial reasons.

The influence of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Hill is considered as a turning point in his life happened in 1908 with his duties, as part of a series of articles on famous and successful people, to interview industrialist Andrew Carnegie. At that time, Carnegie was one of the most powerful person in the world. Bukit discovered that Carnegie believed that the success can be described in a simple formula that anyone will be able to understand and achieve. Impressed with Hill, Carnegie asked if he was up to the task of preparing this information, to interview or analyze more than 500 successful men and women, many of them millionaires, in order to find and publish the formula for success.

As part of the research, Hill interviewed many of the most famous person at the time, including Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Eastman, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Charles M. Schwab, FW Woolworth, William Wrigley Jr., John Wanamaker, William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft and Jennings Randolph. Hill is also an advisor to two U.S. presidents, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Philosophy Honours

As a result of the study through the introduction of Carnegie Hill, Philosophy Honours is offered as a formula for rags-to-riches success by Hill and Carnegie, published initially in 1925 as a multi-volume research program called the Law of Success, then re-released in 1928 on a shortened version of the same title. Achievement formula further detailed and published in home study courses, including the seventeen-volume series "Mental Dynamite" until 1941.

Hill later called his personal success teachings "The Philosophy of Achievement", and he considered freedom, democracy, capitalism, and harmony becomes an important element contributing to this philosophy. Claims all of his writings that hill without the basics on which to build, a successful personal achievement is not possible. He distinguishes philosophy with others and think that philosophy is superior achievement. He felt that they were responsible for the success enjoyed by Americans for the better part of two centuries. Negative emotions such as fear, selfishness, etc., have no role in his philosophy. Emotions of the hill is considered to be the source of failure for the people succeed.

Secret achievements that are offered to tempt readers of Think and Grow Rich, but Hill felt the reader would benefit most if they find themselves. Although the majority of readers feel that he never explicitly identified this secret, he offered these words about 20 pages into this book: If you really want money so sharp that you desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convince yourself that you will get it. The aim is to want money, and so determined to have it that you convince yourself that you will have it. . . You may also know, here, that you can never have riches in large numbers unless you work yourself into a white heat of desire for money, and truly believe you will have it.

He presented the idea of ​​"primary objective must be" a challenge to his readers that they ask themselves, "At what I really believe?" According to Hill, 98% of people have confidence in the company little or nothing, and this just puts a true success firmly out of their reach.

Hill one of the most moving story is about his own son, Blair. She told how her son is an inspiration to him, because even though Blair was born without ears, without normal hearing organ at all, even though her doctor said that her son Hill will not be able to hear or speak, Blair grew to be able to hear and speak almost normal. Hill described how his son, his final year in college, took the manuscript of chapter two of Think and Grow Rich, Hill found the secret to himself and went on to become an inspiration to hundreds and thousands of people who can not hear or speak.

From 1952 to 1962, Hill taught Philosophy of Personal Achievement - Lectures on "The Science of Success" in a relationship with W. Clement Stone [12] In 1960, Stone Hill and co-authored the book, Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude .. Norman Vincent Peale said "These people [Hill and Stone] has a rare gift to inspire and help people ... In fact, I owe a personal debt of gratitude for the help I received guidance from their writings.

Think and Grow Rich remains a top seller book Napoleon Hill - a perennial best seller after 70 years (Best-Seller List Business Week Magazine's Think and Grow Rich ranks as the sixth best-selling paperback business 70 years after it was first published) and Think. Grow Rich is listed in A Lifetime John C. Maxwell "Must Read" Book List.

Hill has a variety of books sold millions of copies, suggesting that the secret achievements are still highly sought after by many today. Bukit dealt with many controversial subjects through his writings including racism, slavery, oppression, failure, revolution war, and poverty. Determined and then succeeded despite these obstacles using the philosophy of Achievement, Hill stated, is the responsibility of every human being.
Philosophy-of-success today still use the formula studies teacher taught by Hill to expand their knowledge of students' personal development.

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