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Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  1,336 ratings  ·  87 reviews
The forerunner of such successful books as Winning Through Intimidation and Looking Out For #1, Napoleon Hill's groundbreaking self-help guide Think and Grow Rich maps out sensible, effective strategies for getting ahead by using your head. Now, building on Hill's foundation, Dennis Kimbro combines positive inspirational coaching with over a hundred success stories to help ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published August 20th 1991 by Fawcett
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Brandon Clay
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: success
I will start this review by stating that I am a 49-year-old African-American male. I will also preface this review by outlining that I am highly successful and believe that excellence will always transcend. At the same time, I will acknowledge that my path has been filled with trials that are unique to African-Americans.

I was raised by a mother and father that told me never to view my race as a disadvantage, but that it would make me unique…A trailblazer. I was fortunate that my college-educate
Michael Moore
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always heard great things about the original Think and Grow Rich. But as a Black American, this version caught my eye. It was inspiring to hear about successful black business entrepreneurs. It was refreshing to see folks that look like me achieve so much success despite their obstacles.

Dennis Kimbro does an excellent job of keeping up with the spirit of the original Think and Grow Rich. All individuals will find this an excellent read. This is not just a "black readers only" book.
Deborah Parker
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book propelled me on the path of entrepeneurship. After reading it years ago, I took a few bold steps to get my leadership and personal development training company started. It made me think! And grow! I'm still working on the rich part! ...more
Wanda Mcdowell
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...this book is a must read. I have grown spiritually and mentally after reading this book. I have changed my outlook on life and no longer have a victim mentality. I have come to realize that in order to achieve the success I desire, I must work hard. The only way I can achieve exponential growth is by having faith and being persistent.
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life changing-a must read, follow your dreams and believe in yourself book. Your mind is the most powerful thing that you own.
Jeff Hennore
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Dennis Kimbro did a fantastic in expounding upon the principles found in Think and Grow Rich, but catering it to Black people and people of color. The greatest lesson I gained from this reading is how powerful our minds are, and thus it is imperative that we become obsessed with success. Kimbro is now one of my favorite authors, and I will always have one of his works in constant rotation. Thanks Kimbro!
Owen Carver
Aug 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was an extremely formative book in my life. you need to ignore the cultural ignorances of the 1940's writing of it as your read it though. ...more
Jul 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books on success and personal empowerment I have ever read.
Mike Johnson
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book helped me reboot my life.
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-improvement
I had mixed feelings about reading this book. I had already read Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich a few years ago, and liked it. The mixed feelings I had were a result of some of the early passages in the book and the overall format of the book. Dennis Kimbro, essentially, was chosen by Napoleon Hill's people to promote the concepts in Hill's original "Think and Grow Rich" to a Black audience. (There is also a version out there geared towards a Latino audience.) I can appreciate the premise o ...more
This book is a true classic.
I have read it several times and have always gotten something new from it with each read.
Daryl Moore
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a reread. More like a study guide for inspiration and motivation.
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great guide to success, you will want to read it over and over again! Great African-American people that I didn't know about are in this book. Great Read!!! This comes recommended. ...more
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Great, fast read and amazing advice! One to revisit from time to time.
Nakia Blake
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read a book more than once, but this book is definitely worth reading again. This book changed my outlook on success. The stories were very inspiring. ...more
Erika McCall
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing!! This is must read for anyone who is success driven.
Reese Williams-Howell
A book for the melanated people to be economically stronger together.
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book that straddles the line between personal development and history of successful black people. It is safe to say that this gem of an inspirational book needs to be updated to appeal more to millennials. In my opinion, anyone of any age can apply these life-changing principles for success. However, these principles will inspire many younger African Americans to make the right decisions that should positively affect their lives.
It has been many years since this book was first
Juan Chavez
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
I saw a review inspiring success guide..seems to be an accurate description. An awesome book on the keys to success. I felt completely drawn to the contents of the book. It all starts with self belief, that leads to discipline..without both of these you cannot attain your goals. A real guide to mastery.
Key ideas:

1- Like physical effort, thought control is entirely a matter of intelligent practice.
2 - You sing not because you are happy. You are happy because you sing.
3- He who is no
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tops
Black History. BLACK History. BLACK HISTORY!!! What a wonderful book and reference of all the greatness that is BLACK FOLK!!! I was so engulfed with this book that I couldn’t put it down and when I did I had to wait for the appropriate time to pick the book back up and focus on the innards of it to gain the most that I could. I will for sure revisit this book as time continues on. There is so much wealth in his take on the great Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich 💚💚💚. I enjoyed learning new nugge ...more
Tereia Joe
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this very motivational and inspiring to reach goals. I actually got this from the library and as the information continued I really think I want this book on my shelf. While it is a little out dated of course because some of the people lives has changed, the history of their achievements are static. For those who love to be inspired and may have dreams and goals but get a bit weary at time I recommend taking a look at this and it will keep you focused on what you really want in l ...more
Isaaic Patterson
This book is exceptionally inspirational. This is the book to get if you are looking to learn how to take back control of your life. You should invest!! It is worth every penny. I am currently reading this book in its physical form. I love this book. This book is soul food on a sunday with a healthier enrichment to your mind, soul, spirit and body.

If you are a person caught in the a poverty mindset and you are looking to develop a wealth mindset then this is the book to have in your possession.
Vernon Lindsay
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a solid resource for African-Americans with interests in building lasting success. The message is difficult to read at times because it challenges the implications of race in US society. However, it offers multiple examples of Black pioneers who have accomplished incredible feats despite the continual impact of racism and other structural inequalities. If you're looking for motivation, inspiration, and drive, pick up this book! ...more
Iman Maity
Sep 07, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't like at all. Full of filmi dialogues, remove the impossible word from the dictionary, when you have no options then only you can win, advise to take advantage of disabilities etc.
And what about Edison, why does the author think so highly of him, he is at best a di*k.
Not at all related to my values (whatever my parents thought) and probably any Indian values.
I read till 120 pages, then quit reading it, I heated it on every page.
Ryan P
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading the original, this one catered to the Black livelihood was a nice add on. Its definitely a book I will have to keep returning to, as with the original. A lot of moving and inspiring stories held within it. A lot to digest and take in but all the principles in it are sound and if applied as told and the book, it will change your life.
Xavier Thompson
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic read. It was what I needed and will continue to need as my life runs it's course. A refreshing reminder of the notion that we all can do some things to improve our own lives, moreover our duty to ourselves and others to reach for more in the healthiest and most balanced ways possible. Love it! ...more
Mahter Warren
Aug 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely AMAZING!! I have yet to start my book report on this because I don't want to forget all the information from this book. This author is so talented with his words but something about how he puts his words together make the book so intriguing. This is definitely a must-read for anyone of minority who grew up in a low-income household with a poverty mindset. ...more
B. Mulenga Sindala
This is by far one of the top two books I have read. The way Dennis breaks down success and the simple truths to it is second to none. He emphasizes not something new but on lessons we already know. He reminds us of what power we have and how we can take control of our lives and actions., how we can pursue that which will take us to freedom.
Book Gossiping
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I break from things to nourish my soul. Yes I read constantly but when you read a masterpiece that engulfs your soul aligning your elements...well that's a solitude worth investing into. Self discovery is everything.
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Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A colleague gifted me this book and it was a perfect branch from Napoleon Hill’s version! This is truly a powerful read; the mind is the catalyst for everything we want to achieve in this life. Master your mind, defy the odds. Loved it.
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