Raising A Glass To Napoleon Hill


October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970

One of my life’s favorite heroes and mentors, Mr. Hill left us when I was 8. He remains as one of my best models for what it means to leave a legacy behind, one that has saved this butt’s bacon on more than one occasion over the last 2 decades, especially so over the last 10 years as I committed to complete responsibility for my personal development.

Thank You for your continued guidance Mr. Hill!! May our paths cross again! Cheers!

Many know Napoleon Hill as the guy that wrote Think & Grow Rich, one of the most widely read books in our history, and yet many have missed out on this valuable published entity from 1937. You can read about Hill’s life at Wikipedia, it tells his story well.

Hill’s works are public domain, for all of humanity to benefit from. Fundamentals are ancient and immovable, the true meaning of “law”, they don’t tend to change over the eons, yet it seems we have to find our way to them, no one taught me this stuff in high-school or college!

While you’re waiting for the call back on that job or on that education loan approval for your next course, do this one, it may not cost you dollars but your commitment to studying it will yield you a fortune in happiness, health and wealth, there is timeless, practical and priceless value here:

The Perfect Trilogy…

Click on the titles to download the complete books in PDF format.

Laws Of Success In 16 Lessons – 1926

“Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World,
the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built.”

In 2011 I discovered the availability of his famous and effective course curriculum. I bought a copy at the book store and launched into it. I have yet to go back to it to study it closer, and thinking ‘now’ may be good.

Think & Grow Rich – 1937

The Laws Of Success condensed to a pocket-sized guide…

I have read this gem at least 3 times front to back, the first time in 1995, the last time just a couple of years ago and sometime in between. Each time I read it, it’s like a brand new book!

Outwitting The Devil – 1938

Ignore the messenger, listen to the message…if you dare.

This past week I finally came across a copy of his controversial publication. It was first published in 2011 after having been kept under wraps by the family because of the information it contained. I don’t think I would have been ready for this one even in 2011!  The scoop behind it can be found at Wikipedia.

“So here we are, at the end of the strangest of all the thousands of interviews I have had with the great and the near great, over a period of fifty years of labor, in my search for the truths of life that lead to happiness and economic security.

How strange, indeed, that after having had active cooperation from such men as Carnegie, Edison, and Ford, I should have been compelled, finally, to go to the Devil for a working knowledge of the greatest of all the principles uncovered in my quest for truth.”
– Napoleon Hill pg. 145

Books always pick me, I rarely pick the book. I couldn’t put this one down when it fell into my feed, and was the inspiration for this appreciation.

Oh, and don’t say I didn’t warn you about it… 😛

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