Book Review: Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 and at an early age began writing as a newspaper reporter. He had visions of becoming a lawyer and did in fact enter law school, but financial constraints soon forced him to withdraw.

In 1908 industrialist Andrew Carnegie asked him to interview hundreds of successful men and women in an effort to prove his theory that success could be simplified down to a clear-cut formula.

Hill interviewed some of the most famous and richest people alive at the time. He first published his findings in “The Law of Success”. In 1937 he published “Think and Grow Rich” in which he revealed additional information about his success formula.

Think and Grow Rich

If you’ve ever studied business then you’ve most probably already heard of “Think and Grow Rich”. Maybe you’re even one of the tens of millions who have read it.

I myself have read this book twice now and have listened to the audio version many times. I consider it to be my business mindset bible.

Published over 70 years ago this book is more popular than ever, which is proof that the information contained in it is truly timeless. It has also sold more than thirty million copies to date.

In this classic book Napoleon Hill documents the results of his life’s work in creating a solid repeatable formula for success.

The book is divided into these thirteen steps:

o Desire
o Faith
o Autosuggestion
o Specialized Knowledge
o Imagination
o Organized Planning
o Decision
o Persistence
o Power of the Master Mind
o The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
o The Subconscious Mind
o The Brain
o The Sixth Sense

He then goes on to explain how to overcome fear which he has identified as one of the key hurdles which we must overcome if we’re to develop a solid business mindset.

Have You Read it Yet?

I recommend you read or listen to this book at least every few years, just to ensure you don’t stray off track. As Daymond John (founder and CEO of FUBU apparel) says:

“I read it every two to three years to keep my drive going”.

If you read, understand and follow Hills thirteen steps then you will achieve success in whatever it is you choose to do. It’s just a matter of time.

To try the audiobook version of Think and Grow Rich you can download the first two chapters for free from my website.