your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." -- Napoleon Hill
the most famous self-help book of all time!!!
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).
born Napoleon Hill is considered to have influenced more people into
success than any other person in history. He has been perhaps the most
influential man in the area of personal success technique development,
primarily through his classic book Think and Grow Rich which has
helped million of the people and has been important in the life of many
successful people such as W. Clement Stone and Og Mandino.
Hill was born into poverty in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound
River in Wise County, Virginia. At the age of 10 his mother died, and
two years later his father remarried. He became a very rebellious boy,
but grew up to be an incredible man. He began his writing career at age
13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went
on to become America's most beloved motivational author. Fighting
against all class of great disadvantages and pressures, he dedicated
more than 25 years of his life to define the reasons by which so many
people fail to achieve true financial success and happiness in their
this time he achieved great success as an attorney and journalist. His
early career as a reporter helped finance his way through law school. He
was given an assignment to write a series of success stories of famous
men, and his big break came when he was asked to interview steel-magnate
Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie commissioned Hill to interview over 500
millionaires to find a success formula that could be used by the average
person. These included Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford,
Elmer Gates, Charles M. Schwab, Theodore Roosevelt, William Wrigley Jr,
John Wanamaker, WIlliam Jennings Bryan, George Eastman, Woodrow Wilson,
William H. Taft, John D. Rockefeller, F. W. Woolworth, Jennings
Randolph, among others.
became an advisor to Andrew Carnegie, and with Carnegie's help he
formulated a philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and
experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons. It took Hill over
20 years to produce his book, a classic in the Personal Development
field called Think and Grow Rich. This book has sold over 7
million copies and has helped thousands achieve success. The secret to
success is very simple but you'll have to read the book to find out what
Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career
writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. His
work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the
cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich,
is the all time best-seller in the field.