“Think & Grow Rich” – Napoleon Hill

I first learned of and read “Think and Grow” in 2003 and have since bought many copies as gifts for many colleagues, clients, friends and friends of clients, colleagues and friends.

The messages in the book are timeless (as the first review I found on Amazon suggests)

If you asked me to recommend to you the single best book I have ever read, I’d have to answer

The 7 Habits of HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Dr. Stephen R. Covey¬†…

(Like most things this is personal choice the genesis¬†of which I mention in another post, however, most definitely “Think and Grow Rich” would be a hotly contested second place!)


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).

You can find a number of iterations of the “inspirational classic” on Amazon some of which are very inexpensive, some of which can be downloaded to your Kindle, iPad etc OR you can access a completely legitimate free copy below along with some wonderful pieces of old footage taken of Mr. Hill from many years ago.

Either way do yourself a favor and consider not just reading or listening to the “success” concepts Napoleon Hill learned and share but taking action on them……..”Action is the real measure of intelligence” – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich – ebook

Napoleon Hill on YouTube

Think and Grow Rich1: Napoleon Hill – “Whatever the mind can believe the mind can achieve”
Think and Grow Rich2: Napoleon Hill – “The Mastermind Group”
Think and Grow Rich3: Napoleon Hill – “Going the Extra Mile”

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