I know this is a classic, but I found it very hard to relate to at times based on just how old the examples were. Overall the principles were good though.
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!!!!!!!!!
This is one of the best non-fiction books I've read and is a book that everyone who is desirous of extending their vision regarding personal goals and dreams should read.
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.