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The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons (The Law of Success)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  3,499 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Teaching For The First Time In The History Of The World, The True Philosophy Upon Which All Personal Success Is Built.
Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by www.bnpublishing.com (first published 1925)
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Jeffrey
This or some form of this book should be a part of every child's curriculum, beginning at least freshman year in high school. Why?

As an educator with over ten years experience (K-12 two years, college / university eight years) I can tell you that if a student comes to class with all the talent in the world WITHOUT an understanding (a very specific understanding) of his / her definite purpose (Hill calls it "chief aim"), self-confidence, a habit of saving, imagination, self-control, accurate tho
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Anton Klink
Having finished the short "Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success", the medium sized "Think and Grow Rich" and the massive "The Law of Success" all back to back, and having found them all fairly similar, I will discuss them all at once.

First of all, "Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success" is not by Napolen Hill at all. It is a fairly short book by modern authors outlining the main principles of success found in Hill's other books, especially "Law of Success" and "Think and Grow Rich". Although renamed and re
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David Ellis
I've been studying Think and grow Rich since 1971 and have always seen reference made by Dr. Hill to the Law of Success, but never sought to find it. Last December it jumped off the shelf at Barnes and Noble in Seattle when I was looking for the Art of War. I devoured the book in about three weeks. It was truly the most transformational experience of my life and was the frosting on the cake for Think and Grow Rich. I really began to connect with the members of my master mind alliance and ultimat ...more
Peter Parrish


A friend of mine gave me this book "The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons" to read as a gift. We both were looking to take our businesses to greater height. We told each other that we would read this book through its entirety. The book shows how the wealthy create success.

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 and living his life in poverty. In 1908 Hill was hired by Andrew Carnegie. At that time Carnegie was one of the richest men in the world. Hill had studied over 500 of Americas most successful busi
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Kelly Murray
Napoleon Hill was definitely ahead of his time. I learned so much from this. Just like there are indisputable laws of the Universe, there are also indisputable laws of success that any one must learn and accept if they wish to attain any sort of achievement.
Chris Ruby
Mar 12, 2013 Chris Ruby rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chris by: Robert Kiyosaki
Shelves: self-help, success
This is one of the best self-help books I've ever read! I have to admit, the book is quite verbose and boring at times (particularly in the beginning), but if you can get through the 1st quarter of the book, the remainder is well worth it.
Jeff Stockett
This book is amazing. It is filled with timeless principles. This book is the culmination of Napoleon Hill's more than 20 years of studying and interviewing successful people.

This book contains an in-depth look at the habits that are required to bring about success. I really liked that this book acknowledges that material wealth is the primary focus of many of its readers. But it also emphasizes the other aspects of success.

Some of my favorite lessons include the lessons on imagination, pleasing
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Sorilbran
I marvel at the simplicity of some of the principles and cringe a bit at the stretching in my character required to deliver on some of the other principles. Hill presents an arsenal of success tools that are pretty all-encompassing. These are methods by which one can govern her mind, mind, mood and attitudes. She who has the guts to cultivate all 17 principles will surely win the prize.
1740 Investments
Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World, the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built.“You Can Do It if You BELIEVE You Can!”
THIS is a course on the fundamentals of Success.
Success is very largely a matter of adjusting one’s self to the ever-varying and changing environments of life, in a SPIRIT of harmony and poise.

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. From these humble roots he rose to distinction as th
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Chris Munson
This book was written over 80 years ago, but still holds up well. I will issue a warning that much of the content is considered New Age, even by todays standards. I imagine back in the 1920s they must have thought that Napoleon Hill was a lunatic. The book is far superior to its sequel, Think and Grow Rich. The book is divided into 15 easy to digest lessons. Hill tends to meander within the lessons (e.g. he sometimes does not get to the actual topic of each lesson until about half-way through) a ...more
Ayodeji Majekodunmi
I found this title highly informative and motivating. The lessons and supportive arguments constantly remind you of the author's primary message.

The presentation is easy to follow. Overall, it is a great book.

The major challenge with this title is the level of repetition you may observe. Probably for emphasis, major points are repeated time and again. This may cause you to quickly flip through some of the pages. The repetitions also had the effect of making the points communicated rather diffus
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Wan Yusof Wan Jeffery
May 11, 2011 Wan Yusof Wan Jeffery is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
This is the fundamental text book for those who want to explore more about the world of self-help. Esp for those who are interested in the Law of attraction. Buku ini adalah thesis atau kajian terhadap orang yang sudah berjaya pada zaman itu; Henry Ford, Dale Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell. Kebanyakan buku self-help moden mengambil salah satu chapter dari buku ini dan dikembangkan menjadi sebuah tajuk lain. Buku ini agak susah didapati di pasaran memandangkan ketebalannya yang mencecah 1k pages ...more
Mark
This book is about 600 pages. It is 15 laws of success while I have seen a photocopy version of the original printing at that has 16 laws. It seems that the introduction chapter in my version is actually the 1st law on forming a mastermind group. I have completed the book and this is a foundation book for everyone! This is a book you could study for quite some time. Some of the stories are a little dated especially when he talks about salaries but other than that it is loaded with great quotes, ...more
Bookaholic
Totul a început în 1908, când tânărul pe atunci Napoleon Hill l-a întâlnit, cu ocazia unui interviu, pe Andrew Carnegie. La întrebarea: „Care este secretul succesului dumneavoastră?“, Carnegie a răspuns că e unul foarte simplu, care depinde de câteva principii, însă, pentru ca acest răspuns să capete o greutate și mai mare, ar trebui ca la această întrebare să răspundă mai mulți oameni de succes, mai exact 500. Provocarea a fost acceptată.

Timp de douăzeci de ani de la acea întâlnire din 1908, Na
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Mark Peacock
1. have defined aim
2. cooperate with others to obtain aim
3. have a pleasant personality
4. don't waste time with thoughts or people who can support you
5. focus on aim
6. master mind. gather from team of co-contributors
7. don't procrastinate... be disciplined
Lori Grant
A should-read book on success frameworks in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Gyan Pandey
This is condensed version of Napoleon Hill's book - The Law of Success, with examples from the recent past. A readable book.
Honoree
One of my top 5 favorite books. I have read it now, in its entirety, 7 times.
Brad
One of the most important books you will ever read!
Elizabeth3tx
This book was so far before its time. It is in line with Napoleon's style, in that it has a ton of stories and rambles some. It is amazing that here we have 7 habits, the power of habit, ... basically any great book on productivity and management ever written. Which is amazing considering when it was written. Note: I did not read this new version, but the original version available on the free library archive.
Awdhesh Singh
I read this book more than a decade ago. An excellent book written after years of hard work. This is not a motivation or inspirational book, but a book on fact. If you wish to know why some people succeed, this is the best book ever written on the subject. Let me however warn that this book is quite long (more than 500 pages) and dull. Nevertheless, if you are a serious reader seeking success in life, this book is not to be missed.
Gregory
This book has some excellent points about success. It is rather dated and there are some things that have been proven incorrect scientifically. You do have to remember this book was written around 1900. There are also some incredibly racist and sexist overtones. So be prepared to take out the ignorance of the times and use those things that propel you forward.
William Winkle
Half-way into this book, I thought Hill was really en route to somewhere special. And to be sure, his work here is seminal. Perhaps I've been too exposed to those who have repackaged his teachings for a more modern audience. The 1920s-era style of his prose didn't bother me much. I could even pardon some of the rather fanciful flights of pseudo-science that stemmed from as era where the fields of psychology and neurobiology were just getting started. In the end, though, perhaps half of this book ...more
Keith Kendall
Nov 19, 2013 Keith Kendall marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
Book: The Law of Success
Napoleon Hill
ISBN 978-1-58542-689-8 (published 2008.12.26)
612 Pages on low quality paper (Amazon calls it 640 pages)
2011.07.07

How this fits into the scheme of things:
The Law of Success (this book) (1928)
The Magic Ladder To Success (1930)
Think and Grow Rich (1937) 650.1 HIL
How to Sell Your Way through Life (1939)

Introduction: The Master Mind
Lesson 1. A Definite Chief Aim
Lesson 2. Self-Confidence
Lesson 3. The Habit of Saving
Lesson 4. Initiative and Leadership
Lesson 5. Imagi
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William
I would say this is the forefather of all business/self-help books in the world today.

Some of the suggestions are quite out of date, but definitely plenty of great suggestions and guidance for finding your passion and focusing on your career.
Priit
I have read many other motivational and self-help books before this. Now it becomes clear that all the others are just retelling and improvement on the original theme set by Hill. However, the principles are sound even 77 year after the publication. This version has updated examples and language to make it more digestible to 21th century reader.
Velislava
Най-накрая свърших с нея, много мъка. Почти 200 страници се обяснява как като преминеш курса ще успееш. Само, че описаният курс е написан в друга книга, а в тази книга беше най-дългия увод, който човек може да прочете през живота си.
Erik Golbiw
Love the straightforward simplicity of Hill's advice. Effectively, do the right thing, give more than what you are paid to do, and you will be rewarded. Advice for all generations.
Sarah Ann
The philosophy of this course reinforces the guidance & teachings my Father instilled in me growing up of leadership, integrity, inner strength, and character. In that sense Hill's writings call to me on a very deep level. Success in life to me is more than material wealth, status or title and each lesson presented in this book is valuable to anyone who is interested in true achievement in life. Though one must bear in mind while reading that it was written a long time ago and some of his re ...more
Lara
Jul 25, 2013 Lara marked it as astdortraining
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Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 m ...more
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The Law of Success (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Law of Success, Volume II: Principles of Personal Power
  • The Law of Success, Volume I: The Principles of Self-Mastery
  • The Law of Success, Volume III: The Principles of Self-Creation
  • The Law of Success, Volume IV: The Principles of Personal Integrity
  • The Law of Success, Volume XII & XIII: Concentration & Co-Operation by Napoleon Hill
  • The Law of Success, Volume IV & V: The Habit of  Saving & Initiative and Leadership
  • The Law of Success, Volume II & III: A Definite Chief Aim & Self Confidence
  • The Law of Success, Volume X & XI: Pleasing Personality & Accurate Thought
  • The Law of Success, Volume VI & VII: Imagination & Enthusiasm by Napoleon Hill
  • The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, Lessons 14-16: Failure, Tolerance, Golden Rule
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