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Napoleon Hill's Hidden Secret In Think And Grow Rich: Why This Law Of Success Principle Proves The Master Keys To Success
Napoleon Hill's Hidden Secret In Think And Grow Rich: Why This Law Of Success Principle Proves The Master Keys To Success
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1.0 out of 5 stars I don't think a shortcut can possibly work...., 8 May 2014
I give it a single star though I must confess I haven't bought nor read this, simply because it goes against the author's whole philososophy. Hill says the "secret" is not a secret at all, though he mentions it indirectly throughout the book. The "secret" is implied in the title. He says you need to apply ALL of the 13 principles to be successful, some need to be developed, others you may already have. The book has to be read and re-read by most people to change their internal habits, their modes of thinking. I don't believe such information can be gotten from a 14 page eBook.

Think and Grow Rich: The Original Classic
Think and Grow Rich: The Original Classic
by Napoleon Hill
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars There are a few books that have the power to change civilisation. This is one., 17 April 2014
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All I can say about his book is: Get it, Read it, and Keep reading it every day until you die.

Les Misérables [DVD] [2012]
Les Misérables [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Hugh Jackman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent...and that really surprised me!, 17 April 2014
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This review is from: Les Misérables [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
I read a newspaper review of this when it came out which was unrestrainedly effusive and I thought, Yeah, right. I didn't bother to see it at the cinema and so this DVD was the first time. I've read Hugo's magnum opus more than once and have seen several filmic versions: 1935 with Frederic March, 1952 with Michael Rennie, ca 1978 with the Jordan guy and 1999 with Liam Neeson. all of them had their moments but were disappointing overall. This was not. I thought it captured the spirit of the novel magnificently, and the music, far from trivialising the key themes as I expected, elevated them. The cast were all excellent, Eddie Redmayne superb as the best Marius I've seen, Amanda Seyfried has a particularly sweet voice, even the much-maligned singing of Russell Crowe stood up as far as I was concerned. Hugh Jackman's singing of the 'Let Him Live' song was somewhat pitchy and unnecessarily wrought right from the start I thought, but what the hell! It made me laugh, all good entertainment. And anyway, I shed a tear or two at the end. Had it won all the Oscars the reviewer was saying it deserved, I would have had no complaints. A cinematic tour de force.

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Atlas Shrugged Part 1 [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Michael O'Keefe
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Price: £2.78

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2.0 out of 5 stars Ultimately disappointing, 3 April 2013
This is an important book: one of the most important ever written, never mind the dismissive braying of the left-wing intelligentsia. One indication of its importance is of course the current political and especially economic situation, which Rand was (amongst other things) trying to warn against, and which looks as though it will get even worse. For many people too, this book was a major motivational turning point in their lives, and some quite wealthy individuals can owe part if not all of their fortune to the inspiration they got reading sections of Atlas Shrugged. For many it's a confirmation and validation of their deeply held beliefs which are too often urinated upon in the wanton egalitarianism of today's PC world. Rand always knew her philosophy would only appeal to a minority, but from THAT minority come the movers and shakers of the world.
The last point is the source of my disappointment. A New Zealand filmmaker, through his love of a series of fantasy books, spent years getting the movie rights and approaching studios until one finally succumbed and gave him almost unlimited funds to make not one but three films. The rest, as they say, is history. Based on such a major work as Atlas Shrugged, this series of films should have a budget that reflects that, ESPECIALLY given the nature of the subject and that so many well-known entrepreneurs quote it as a major influence. This is further endorsed when you consider the filmmaker rushed in and started to hustle because his 20-year option was almost up and that most of the cast in effect worked for nothing, having to abandon the project when their other shooting schedules conflicted with filming the second part.
Among the things I didn't like in it were:
D'Anconia appears too soon; The childhoods of the characters isn't addressed, so the relationships of Eddie, Dagny and Francisco isn't properly understood; One of the people Dagny quotes as missing was a an irresponsible timeserver in the book whose absence she certainly wouldn't have missed; Midas Mulligan appears right away; Galt's another one who appears far too early (I liked the way she did it in the book, with Willers unwittingly giving vital information to an anonymous worker); Ellis Wyatt is frankly too old and boozy - I got the impression from the book of an intense, fiercely disciplined YOUNG man; Reardon's lack of guilt over his relationship with Dagny takes away a vital dynamic of the story; As for the discovery of the engine and the subsequent interviews to discover its secret, it was poorly done; The reason for the failure of Twentieth Century Motors was revealed too soon and too undramatically: To each according to his needs, from each according to his ability should be trumpeted from the rooftops as the major flaw in society; The film is too short. I feel with a huge budget and 3-4 hours to tell the atory in, alot of this could have been avoided.
Sure, it's an interesting afternoon's viewing (on Channel 5, the eventual home of most movies with similar budgets), but this book deserves so much more.

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