The one who wins thinks he can. This is the deceptively simple but profoundly true theme of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Published in 1937, Hill’s book is the single best-selling success bible of all time. And after you read it. You’ll understand why. In fact, you’ll probably have the proof sitting in your bank account.
In 25 years of interviewing nearly 500 of the most successful people in the world – men like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Charles Schwab – Hill discovered that each of them had understood and applied the same fundamental secret to their remarkable successes. In Hill’s life, the person most responsible for revealing that secret was Andrew Carnegie. Having built U.S. Steele into one of history’s largest corporations, the billionaire Carnegie funded Hill’s decades-long research project. The project mission was actually rather simple: learn the formula for success, prepare it for the man on the street, and then take it to the world. And this is exactly what Hill has done.
What sets Hill’s book apart, however, is its relentless practicality. The “self-help” genre is full of works that try to inspire readers with details about the fabulously successful. But inspiration and application are two different things for everyday people who want to put theory into action. Hill’s stories about the world’s most wealthy are certainly inspiring, but they are not his book’s most significant contributions. Instead, his 13-step formula is the practical key for getting anything you want. And I can plainly attest that the formula is working for me!
Think and Grow Rich is, quite simply, changing my life. After reading Hill’s chapter on “Specialized Knowledge,” I opened Cerbone DUI Defense, and am serving my clients with the highest quality DUI defense there is. As I have been putting Hill’s 13-steps into action, I have found that the response to my plans has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Hill’s book applies equally well to success across the board rather than just financial success. Moreover, Hill’s philosophies of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement are also timeless. For bill Gates practices the secret in much the same way that J.P. Morgan once did. All in all, this book is elegantly written from cover to cover; it reads like a handbook chock-full of real-life examples. One of my personal favorites is Charles Schwab’s “Pretty After-dinner Speech for a Billion Dollars.”
In short, if you liked the book The Secret, then you’ll love Think and Grow Rich, which exceeds it in more ways than one. Think and Grow Rich is unique because, in the words of Napoleon Hill, “The secret to which I refer has been mentioned no fewer than a hundred times throughout the book. It has not been directly named, for it seems to work more successfully when it is merely uncovered and left in sight, where those who are ready and searching for it may pick it up.” It’s more than an insignificant chance that you’re reading this review right now. You’re ready. You’re searching. Why don’t you pick it up?