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Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

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"An inspiring an powerful success guide."
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Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke,
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Paperback, 363 pages
Published September 23rd 1992 by Fawcett Books (first published August 20th 1991)
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Brandon Clay
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Michael Moore
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Deborah Parker
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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.
Andrea
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Life changing-a must read, follow your dreams and believe in yourself book. Your mind is the most powerful thing that you own.
Lynecia
Jul 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
One of the best books on success and personal empowerment I have ever read.
Jeff Hennore
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Gregory
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
Definitely a reread. More like a study guide for inspiration and motivation.
Shekeyse
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Quannta
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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
This book is amazing!! This is must read for anyone who is success driven.
Alex
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
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
Ernest
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Juan Chavez
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
I saw a review entitled..an 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
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LeeTravelGoddess
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Ryan P
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Book Gossiping
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.
(Click link to hear full review: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/2376...)
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Tremayne
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Natalie E. Tolliver
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Very inspiring! Filled with wisdom. First you have to see your vision, then you have to have the desire to see it fulfilled and then the universe goes into action to make it happen! One to keep and re-read when you need to renewed motivation.
Aubrey Fletcher
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: black-excellence
Fantastic book! I read the original book by Napoleon Hill, and I felt kind of disconnected. With this version, I have found a deep connection to it as an African American. Definitely will use and study for it.
Maya Jones
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Go read this book, and be somebody.
Jono
Best book I've ever read ...more
shelley taylor
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An overall great book, and very inspiring. Definitely, great examples to follow.👍
Christopher Romain
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great for all level of thinkers, especially for blacks new to the ideas of think and grow rich. It is great to have examples of people who look like us succeeding.
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