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Napoleon Hill, author of this 1930s classic, will remind you of an older, wiser, slightly wacky uncle who advises you about careers, life and love. This book is a wonderful collection of tips – many based on the ideas of Hill’s mentor Andrew Carnegie – that range from the practical (how to prepare a resume) to surprisingly New Age-like mystical talk about the infinite powers of the universe. Of course, like an old uncle, Hill can get long-winded and repetitive at times, but since he packs so much wisdom into his slender book, you will want to reread it over and over again, repetitions and all. getAbstract recommends his classic compendium to everyone who is dangling from the career ladder and wondering how to prosper.

About the Author

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883. A former newspaper reporter, he studied law and worked for Andrew Carnegie, whose ideas are reflected in Think and Grow Rich. Hill advised numerous prominent people, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi and Thomas Edison.



Your thoughts are a secret wealth generator.

Author Napoleon Hill explains that his formula for financial success was given to him by his mentor, Andrew Carnegie, the legendary corporate leader. When Hill “was but a boy,” Carnegie shared his secret wealth-generating formula with him and challenged him to create a book that would explain this secret approach.

During Hill’s 20-year journey to fulfill that challenge, he studied the habits and philosophies of hundreds of corporate stars. This honor roll includes Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, F. W. Woolworth and many other household names who built large fortunes based on Carnegie’s wisdom. It begins with this simple idea: Your thoughts are real objects! With passion and purpose, your thoughts can evolve into wealth.

Edwin C. Barnes demonstrates this principle. Barnes – an impoverished “nobody” – passionately wanted to launch a partnership with Thomas Edison, the great inventor. Barnes did not know Edison and could barely afford transportation to Edison’s office. At their initial encounter, Edison said Barnes looked like an “ordinary tramp.” But behind that rundown appearance, Edison detected a spark of...

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    R. T. 4 months ago
    What an amazing summary … I really didn’t think I’d like this one at all but yet I did! In some ways, even the summary of the book betrays its age, yet in others, it is entirely modern in its outlook. Especially in believing that it is your personal thoughts that determine your life.

    And, finally, the following passage in the summary is quite beautiful: “No one climbs great mountains without sliding off a few trails.”
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    C. P. 1 year ago
    Excelente resumen, la importancia de creer que nuestra mente crea realidades a través de nuestros pensamientos es de suma importancia. Por eso nuestro diálogo interno debe ser edificante. Tenemos todos los recursos para lograr lo que deseemos, que tu mente sea tu aliada y no tu enemiga. Recomiendo leer The 5 AM Club de Robin Sharma
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    M. F. 1 year ago
    Un Tesoro
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    L. B. 4 years ago
    Excellent review and analysis to keep account in our lives
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    M. B. 6 years ago
    awesome book!!
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    I. U. 7 years ago
    I would surely read this book. It's very motivating. Surely talk about the power of your thoughts which can bring a big difference in one's life.
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    N. B. 7 years ago
    This book is very interesting.
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    J. B. 8 years ago
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    C. G. 9 years ago
    Excelent book... very good