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The Law of Success, Volume I: The Principles of Self-Mastery (The Law of Success #1)
Originally published in eight separate volumes, The Laws of Success was Napoleon Hill's voluminous masterwork in which he first codified the philosophy of success and the seventeen principles of personal achievement. However, Napoleon Hill understood that such laws were not static and immutable, but subject to new discoveries and new ideas and must therefore be capable of...more
Published December 7th 2001 by Highroads Media
(first published 1925)
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The turning point in Napoleon Hill's career came in 1908 with his assignment by Andrew Carnegie, who at the time was one of the most powerful men in the world. Hill discovered that Carnegie believed that the process of success could be elaborated in a simple formula that could be duplicated by the average person. Impressed with Hill, Carnegie commissioned him (without pay and only offering to provide him with letters of reference) to interview over 500 successful men and women, many of them mill...more
Awesome! I can see Hill's influence in so many books that I've read. This could be well-described as the 'bible' of success principals. Aside of one comment he makes about evolution (which I reject) and some out-dated scientific information about electrons, this is full of wisdom- if applied, will give anyone more success in life.
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...moreMore about Napoleon Hill...