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 [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript....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)
I believe in all of the principles mentioned here. They are irrefutable and incontestable. It brings every truth about our human behaviors, most important, it shows an describes how to overcome our short comings and how we can totally take control of our lives.
This book is a must read for those who are attempting to improve their lives. It will teach you the importance of the aspect of time and why it is important to manage your schedule.
It will also teach you to yourself, and why you are the most important being in your life. You are the central authority of your life.
It will reinstate the strength you have within you.
Overall, it will give you a new framework for how to see yourself.
That is all. Peace.
I didn't really fully appreciate Sharon's input. she said in the beginning that she had sprinkles of her opinion throughout, but really she spoke very frequently, which at times, was distracting. I didn't like the way Carnegie was pronounced (with an egg in the middle). but this book's message was very profound and on time for what my life requires. must read, as much as Think and Grow Rich.
I have already sent it to two people with Audible's awesome gifting service. The performances of Dan John Miller and Phil Gigante are STELLAR. I would have given the book a perfect performance score if not for the regular, nasally, abrasive, religion-laden commentary from someone who I don't actually believe really understands Napoleon Hill that well. She made a point of plugging her own books a few times before I was halfway done with it, and if I could hit a button to remove her from the audio track, I would do so in a heartbeat.
Anybody but Sharon. The Devil is masterfully represented in a non-religious way (except for when Sharon chimes in with her own twist) and I could seriously see the interview sections themselves being made into a very informative and entertaining film.
Not really a story, per se, and the narration in character was superb. Their performances were engaging, in the correct conversational tone, and even dipped in enough humor to make the mainstay of the book a delight.
If I had that kind of time, I would, but then I would need to read it again and perhaps again (which, in truth, I plan to do anyway) to really absorb everything the author is hoping to convey. The knowledge in this book is far in excess of its cost.
Sharon is the reason we say in radio that you should never let the client cut their own advertisement spots. She is too busy blowing her own horn and pushing her own agenda and her own philosophies to allow the book to be truly appreciated. I found I had to put the book down after every so many interjections because, truthfully, I was tired of telling my phone to shut up after every such chorus. Sharon, this is Hill's book, not yours. Try to remember the editor is supposed to be the writer's SILENT partner if you are ever given the opportunity to again work on such a significant project. Thanks.
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