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 [This] previously unpublished Napoleon Hill manuscript....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)
Each version has it's benefits and detriments. The benefit of the audio edition is I can, of course, listen to it when reading is impractical (driving, working out, etc.), the print version's detriment. The audio edition's detriment is I had to listen to Lechter's uninvited independent thoughts. The benefit of the print version is I can skip over Lechter's comments.
The "Devil" was my favorite since he was the one who ultimately brought the universal truths to the conversation. The "Hill" character was useful in summarizing and clarifying some of the Devil's thoughts.
It was less a scene and more the concepts of Definiteness of Purpose and the other six of the Seven Principles, which were so different from my own thinking that I was startled ... like being awakened suddenly, over and over again. I realized that the Devil was telling Hill whoever consistently applied the Seven Principles would experience on earth the Kingdom of God, that is, the absence of the Devil and his negative thoughts and the reign of God and his positive thoughts.
Besides the reaction of being suddenly awakened from sleep, my most extreme reaction was frustration resulting from the uninvited independent comments made by Lechter. She not only disrupted the flow of the conversation, but she often interjected opinions and posed questions that were not intended by Hill in this writing. [For example, Hill never poses questions directly to the listener, but only to the Devil. On the other hand, Lechter often poses inappropriate questions directly to the listener. Further she brought up the her own personal experiences and often mentioned the “current financial turmoil”, but the conversation had more universal application than what one would find in any specific person's experience or any specific time period.] To put it bluntly, I often thought, "she just didn't get it." She was so distracting, I often had to stop listening after her comments in order to gather myself to prepare my mind to get back to the Hill-Devil conversation. I only wish I had a version of this Audible book that was void of her comments entirely.
Five Stars in all categories to the Audible version without the speed bumps of Lechter's comments.
This book although written in the late 30's is extremely relevant and telling of our current economic and political climate. As I write this review in late 2016, I am floored by his timeless wisdom and courage to write such a book in his time.
The book is excellent. The information is as good as you'd expect from Napoleon Hill. But for some reason the editor literally cuts into the story breaking the flow of the narrator to expound on what was just said. This was a massive mistake that you'll have to ignore in order to enjoy the book. If you can get past the editor shoehorning herself needlessly into the book then you'll be privy to
Some great information on fear, mindset, and success.
Recommend to those who want to be, think and perform more than average. Inspiration work!
I loved the book. It was quite by the legend himself, Napoleon Hill. It has great lessons and wisdom on some of the most controversial issues of today. Great insight!!! This book has changed my life. Highly recommend it!
Great Content And Nice Devil Voice. The Principles in This Book Are Powerful And Its Implementation Is Imidiatly. Highly Recommended If you want Go From Theory to Practice In the Next Thought.
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