In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals - including fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy - as tools orchestrated by the Devil himself. These hidden methods of control can lead us to ruin, and Hill reveals the seven principles of good that will allow us to finally triumph over them and succeed.
Fascinating, provocative, and empowering, Outwitting the Devil shows how to create your own path to success, harmony, and fulfillment in an age of uncertainty and fear.
©2011 Napoleon Hill (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"My simple faith is this: If we are created in God’s image, then we were born to create, and to create is to prosper. [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript.... I’ve read it and recommend it." (Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes magazine)
This book completely changed the way I see myself, my surrounding and the people I associate with. This self conflict book brings points that helped me further understand my flaws in the way I look at success and failure. It outlines two characters with two very different views of the world. One being the master manipulator and the other a strong willed character who's purpose is the force the devil character to confess his way of control in the minds of the "simpleminded". The book displays such a strong message that only one's with the necessity to control their owns minds should indulge in this wonderfully write book.
When the Devil broke down his main tricks he uses to control the minds of the "Drifters"
They brought the passion of the manuscript as if one was in the room of the meeting.
I suggest this book for any one who wishes to start the journey of business and wish to control their own minds.
Thought provoking, inspiring, I saw myself in his words. I have changed because of it.
Napoleon of course. He was concise, highly prepared, relentless, and always probing for the answer. I was amazed at the questions, and the answers from the
That I can change. I can stop being a drifter even if it is day by day, step by step. And thru these changes I can begin to live my life, with zest, direction and freedom. What a wonderful gift Napoleon has given us. This whole world needs the message of this book.
Only that I have recommended this book to at least 15 of my friends and my biggest wish is that they do the same and the message begins to spread. It is GOOD news and people need to know there is hope.
The narrators were superb. The voices were compelling, especially the Devil. Very very well done and something you could listen to time and time again. Give up that next Starbucks with cookie and just GET this book. It is a marvel.
It was read in a creative way, with different characters.
I liked him, interviewing his dark side.
It is not about the money. It is about how you want to use the money.
I liked that he used Samuel Insull as an example of how not to end up. I've heard that Orwell invented Citizen Kane as mixture of William Randolph Hearst and Samuel Insull.
I was recommended this book during a Seminar that I attended. It draws many ideas and subjects from Napoleon Hills master piece Think and Grow Rich (Currently Listening to that now).
I found the audio both entertaining as well as it excited me to begin to apply the information in my life.
The interview with the Devil is powerful and there is a few funny jabs.
I like the story telling mode of this book to discuss moral and nature's principles of life. I appreciate the open approach to spiritual life, and the call for all beings to be in sync with their second self - spirit or soul.
I can see why the book was suppressed at that time.
The format was great because of the interview style and Hill's candid conversation set the tone.
I wish I could return it to get my credit back, but audible won't let me.
The inane commentary by the editor is both distracting and insulting to the listener's intelligence.
We don't need to have it explained to us. Just let the book stand on it's own merits.
I am truly blessed by the treasure I've just par took. A wealth of knowledge, guidance, to say the least. Which is life changing. I will never be the same because my feel freed to walk in the dominion that God originally set man in position for. We have reason to fear any more. This information is timeless and should be in everyone's library who seek to live their lives to its fullest
I agree with many of the take-always of this book: live with purpose, power of thought, surround yourself with positive associations, and turn adversity into an opportunity. As a survivor of adversity and choosing to see the upside, I share some of the same messages in my books: When All Balls Drop & With New Eyes.
However, this was very long-winded. In fact, the dialogue between Hill & the Devil was very repetitive. Although I enjoyed hearing the editor's comments, I think it interrupted the story for me. I would suggest a shorter version and editorial add-ins less frequently.
In staying with the power of thought, here's to looking up!
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