I am living my life in such a way that when my feet hit the floor in the morning, satan shudders and says, 'O crap, she's awake!'
I am enjoying this audio, again and again. It is so much more enjoyable to listen to nightly. If you've tried reading this book as prescribed, there are some nights you are too tired to think about reading. This audio makes committing to nightly "readings" easy.
I liked the historical vantage point. It was written after the great depression and it was really interesting to see the perspective from that time period.
Many of the issues discussed were repetitive. You can only say
It was just a boring read. The stories were not really amusing or engaging. It was really like reading a research paper (which, I guess, technically that is how it came into being).
Oh, god no! People would die of boredom!
I remember seeing this book on a TV ad promising that it would change anyone's life... no, it really will not. It does not give you any information any well rounded, self starting individual does not already possess.
I AM recommending this book to everyone I know.
I have a 1960 edition of the book and have read it many times. My wife and I are now having our kids listen to the book. It is helping them with their vocabulary while learning things that can help them their whole lives. Great Book! Excellent Listen!!
Although written in 1937 after the worst years of the Great Depression the story will resonate with people in today's troubled economic times. The author was way ahead of his time not doubt influencing the whole self-help industry incredibly. He intimately studied hundreds of the most successful people in America at the time (i.e. Carnegie, Ford and Edison) for over 20 years meticulously gathering data. The result is a clear understanding of what all these successful people had in common. He spells it all out for you. These principals are timeless. Very motivating read that encourages deep thought and introspection. Well worth a listen. It will change your life, on what degree depends on how much you incorporate and follow through on the wisdom provided. Cheers.
I plan to listen to this once every 6 months or so. It is now my favorite book next to Dale Carnegie's HTWFIP.
It puts life into perspective proving that anything you strive for is attainable. It's all in the people skills.
Knowledge is potential power; knowledge put into practice is power.
This book is superb a must have for your audio library as well as hard copy for quick reference. This teaching should be thought in every school.great!!!!!!!!!
Great listen. Especially the old school language. Lessons learnt are foundations for life. A must read for anyone entering the world of work.
I will read Think and Grow Rich once a year.
This book is a really motivating powerful read.
Anyone who is looking to better themselves in life must read this book.
I downloaded the unabridged for a reason: I did not want a messed-with update and I like my information raw. Not unlike why anyone would want an unabridged version. There is another benefit to getting this unabridged version...it's hysterical!
The references to a bygone world and its expressions are borderline ridiculous. You'll love that they hadn't learned the word "resume" and call it a "brief." Or, that African-Americans are "Negroes." If you think 8-track tapes are funny, this book is calling radio an emerging medium. I mean, this is pre-World War II we're talking.
However, it is also timely. Napoleon Hill published this volume following the Great Depression. Here we are post-recession/post-bailout. A lot of what is true then is true now. And this is where the crazy-fun ends and the real purpose for this book begins. For a pocket-sized volume in print, or a couple of hours audio, the author manages to get "cosmic" and organic, all while keeping it elemental.
In his elemental breakdown, Hill keeps it straightforward, pulling no punches. It's the best roadmap I have seen on my success journey. This is the parent to all other success-based books.