The Best 7 Books on Napoleon Hill
This edition of Napoleon Hill's Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill's personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.
The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book.
In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.
Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values.
BE PREPARED! When you expose yourself to the influence of this philosophy, you may experience a CHANGED LIFE which can help you negotiate your way through life with harmony and understanding and prepare you for the accumulation of abundant material riches.
Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself.
The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.
In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill's thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.
Bestselling author Napoleon Hill reveals the seven principles of good that allow us to triumph over obstacles . . . and find success.
Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realizing our personal goals. This long-suppressed parable, once considered too controversial to publish, was written by Hill in 1938 following the publication of his classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. Annotated and edited for a contemporary audience by Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Three Feet from Gold coauthor Sharon Lechter, this book--now available in paper--is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.
Unlike most versions of Napoleon Hill's famous book, this edition restores his masterpiece to its original form and intent. It includes essential material on how to thrive in challenging economic times that was taken out of later versions but is incredibly relevant today. This is the only edition of Think and Grow Rich! that is fully annotated and indexed, providing key details about Dr. Hill's life and times, his lifelong research, and the leaders of business and industry he studied to glean the invaluable principles of success you'll discover here.
Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised™--
* is the only fully annotated version of Hill's 1937 masterpiece
* contains 52 pages of endnotes not found elsewhere, representing 10 years of research about Hill and his era, the Think and Grow Rich Philosophy, and the use of the "Carnegie Secret" to achieve success and accumulate wealth
* faithfully restores sections of the original 1937 text that were cut out of the book in the 1960s
* is "revised" only in correcting errors found in the original edition and to correct instances of inappropriate or obsolete (for today) language
* offers one of the only and the most comprehensive index in any edition and the book's first appendix
* contains never-before published photographs concerning Hill, including his family burial site
WHY THIS EDITION OF “Think and Grow Rich!” IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE:
If you search online or in a bookstore for Think and Grow Rich!, the first thing you notice is there seem to be an awful lot of different versions – most for sale, some free.
What's important to know is that there are three versions, or categories, of Napoleon Hill's book available. How to know which to get?
1. FIRST, there's the original text of the book, a "public domain" work that is published by numerous people in the U.S. and abroad. It is available online, in print, and in bookstores and libraries.
This version is not copyright-protected. Most of these editions are simply verbatim renditions of the 1937 text. As such, they contain obsolete language and terminology (from the 1920s and 1930s). They contain typographical and grammatical errors and occasionally also language that today may be considered racist or sexist, but wasn't in 1937.
Many of these so-called "original editions" are also a "blend" of material. They "intermix" or alternate Hill's original text with entirely new material that was not written by Hill nor ever intended by him to be included in his book.
These various versions tend not to read well, as they jump around and back and forth, in confusing and distracting ways, between Hill's original words and other material that has been basically "cut and pasted" into his text. Some publishers have simply attached a public figure's name, photo, and a few paragraphs of comments to the book and then marketed it as a “celebrity” edition with nothing else added. With all these books, it pays to remember that you get what you pay for.
2. NEXT, there's an abridged version of the book (published by Hill in 1960) and also widely available today online and in bookstores. It is a copyrighted version of the book, but one from which Hill deleted substantial sections from his original that were thought at the time to "date" the book. It was for many years a popular and widespread version of the book, but its major shortcoming is that it is incomplete, and it contains many of the same flaws noted above.
3. THEN THERE IS the copyrighted Mindpower Press edition ―Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised™. It restores Hill's book to its original form and content. (Some obsolete passages are included in the endnotes, rather than the main text, but all of Hill's original 1937 material is included.) This version is fully copyright-protected by the U. S. Copyright Office.
Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised™ is THE ONLY FULLY ANNOTATED VERSION of Dr. Hill's masterpiece ever published (with more than 52 pages of endnotes representing 10 years of research), and has the book's first comprehensive appendix and index.
It is not only true to the original 1937 Napoleon Hill manuscript, in tone, visual design, and readability, as well as content, but it also solves the problem of textual errors and language and terminology that are meaningless or offensive to today's readers. Very minor and unobtrusive changes such as these are what is meant by the word "Revised" in the book's subtitle. They are made for "readability" reasons, not for "political correctness" or "abridgment" in any way.
Which version of Think and Grow Rich! you choose really boils down to three choices. When you're deciding which one to purchase, think about which is not just special, but also unique.
The Magic Ladder to Success is the volume in which Hill first distilled the seventeen factors that make up his ''Law of Success'' philosophy, revealing how people can acquire riches if they keenly desire them and put the necessary actions in place using their intellect. These key principles capture the ethics and actions that empower all who harness them to become leaders in the field of their choice. Leaders are not born, Hill argues; ''they are molded by a remarkably similar, simple, and dynamic set of habits.''
There is a treasure of knowledge unearthed in this book. Hill offers a very concise, step-by-step pathway up the ladder of success, an advancement dependent on the organization of one's thought processes.
The Magic Ladder to Success is worth reading many times and applying throughout one's life.