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on 25 March 2017
This is something you will read and say, "sure, that seems obvious." That's the hallmark of genius.

For those who don't know, the idea for Hill's study was conceived by Andrew Carnegie - the world's first billionaire. Napoleon Hill took the initiative to devote his life to studying hundreds of America's most successful rags to riches stories to create the first practical philosophy of success.

I can't stress how practical it is. It's hard to not see a significant improvement in your successes by following the guide.
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on 3 October 2010
I was profoundly surprised to find this book being a guide to personal success for those who wish to succeed ethically. It is not a "get-rich-at-the-expense-of-others" kind of guidebook. In fact, it mentions greed as being one of the negative emotions.

Unfortunately, the book's title, especially the spiel below it about the author having written "Think & Grow Rich", belies its high quality of content.

An unfortunate thing about the author's life work is his ignorance about his own Western world's capitalist nature and use of money (- which should be, but is not entirely a mechanism of exchange for goods and services only). He is not alone in this ignorance, as is evident by the booms & busts brought about by the private banks' fractional reserve system of producing money and trading therein: He, amongst many others, supported the government of his time (in the Great Depression last century) in supporting the banks as they have recently been supported this century.

However, the book is not just for people who want to get rich; it is for anyone who wants to do any thing successfully as well as ethically. The chapters in the book are -
- Develop Definiteness of Purpose
- Establish a Mastermind Alliance
- Assemble an Attractive Personality
- Use Applied Faith
- Go the Extra Mile
- Create Personal Initiative
- Build a Positive Mental Attitude
- Control Your Enthusiasm
- Enforce Self-Discipline
- Think Accurately
- Control Your Attention
- Inspire Teamwork
- Learn from Adversity & Defeat
- Cultivate Creative Vision
- Maintain Sound Health
- Budget Your Time & Money
- Use Cosmic Habitforce
- The 17 Principles of Success (Review)

Included on a 2-CD set (ISBN: 1905453221) titled "The Science of Personal Achievement" (claiming to explain the 17 keys to success, but including only parts of the book's content) is the author's prayer that is worth mentioning here, and which confirms his attitude as not being one of just getting rich:

"Oh, Infinite Intelligence,
I ask not for more riches,
But for more Wisdom
With which to make better use
Of the Blessings with which
I was endowed at birth,
Through the Privilege of embracing
My own mind and directing it
To ends of my own choice."

This is a book one can read many times over in one's life: Napoleon Hill's life work was an outcome of such infinite intelligence.
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on 5 July 2016
Great Read definetely makes you look at things differently and change your thought processes.

This is the type of book that should be part of learning at school.

I am 3/4 of the way through and once finished reading will read again.

Excellent!
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on 9 January 2017
excellent
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on 7 May 2014
A truely enlightening work in to a reality we seem to have forgotten. another rememberable experience I will appreciate for a long time to come.
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on 1 January 2017
This is a book I read once a year and pick up few golden nuggets each time.
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on 3 March 2015
Good
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on 6 October 2014
Helpful
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on 11 April 2016
Brilliant
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on 7 December 2016
So inspirational. A must.
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