Details for Think and Grow Rich
"In every chapter of this book, mention has been made of the mon making secret which has made fortunes for hundreds of exceedingly wealthy men whom I have carefully analyzed over a long period of years. "The secret was brought to my attention by Andrew Carnegie, more than half a century ago. The canny, loveable old Scotsman carelessly tossed it into my mind when I was but a boy... When he saw that I had grasped the idea, he asked if I would be willing to spend twenty years or more preparing myself to take it to the world.I aid I would, and with Mr. Carnegie's cooperation, I have kept my promise. "It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic formula which gave him a stupendous fortune, ought to be placed within reach of people who do not have time to investigate how men make money, and it was his hope that I might test and demonstrate the soundness of the formula through the experience of men and women in every calling. He believed the formula should be taught in all public schools and colleges, and expressed the opinion that if it were properly taught, it would so revolutionize the entire educational system that the time spent in school could be reduced to less than half."
About Napoleon Hill
Born in a one-room cabin in Virginia, Napoleon Hill (1883-1970), was an American author who came upon his life's purpose in 1908, when he met one of the most celebrated industrialist-philanthropists of the time, Andrew Carnegie, as part of a project to write about the lives of a series of financially successful, powerful men. Hill learnt that Carnegie believed in a kind of secret formula for success in the world, a simple set of rules which would do the trick for whoever could master them. Spotting the spark in Hill, Carnegie asked him if he could systematically analyse the lives of over five hundred noted personalities who seemed to have applied this very magic recipe for success for others to benefit from it. This was the primary impetus behind Hill's writing, Think and Grow Rich (1937), an e bestseller in the genre of personal success literature. Of these stories, the most moving story was about his own son, Blair, who was born without any hearing organs at all but, through all-tim faith and perseverance, grew up to be able to hear quite well. Later in life, Napoleon Hill addressed his many personal success teachings as "The Philosophy of Achievement, of which he considered democracy, capitalism, freedom and harmony to be significant constituents.
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