Then, in 1908, industrialist Andrew Carnegie commissioned him to interview hundreds of successful men and women, in an effort to prove his theory that success could be distilled down to a clear-cut formula.
Hill interviewed the most famous (and richest) people of the time, and "The Success Formula" was published in Hill's 1928 book The Law of Success. Hill reveals additional information on his success formula in the most famous of his works, Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937. It has sold more than 30 million copies to date.
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While this book was written in the 1930's it contains information that is currently being released by folks such as Wayne Dyer ("Change your thoughts..."), and contains information similar to that found in "The Secret". I found it fascinating that this information has been available for so many years. It was interesting to note the circumstances at the time of its writing (breakfast for two for 15 cents, etc). Certainly worth the time.
This book is the ideal listen for those who are struggling to seek the bright side of any situation they face. It's highly motivating, so convincing, and very well written. A valuable addition to your library.
This is a book that will help you get into a state of mind for earning large sums of money. However you must take action, and grab the bull by the horns if you expect any of them to work. Like they say "old habits die hard". the hardest part is always replacing habits that have been nurtured for a long time. If you are willing to take action and apply new behaviors then this book is for you.
I love this book, and wanted an audio version...so I bought this one. I could barely make it through a chapter. The narration is too bold/strong/intense for me.
Sitll valid in todays world.Lots of info and insights. I had read the book almost 10 years ago and remember liking it then as well, now with the audio format its even better...!!
Again, for those on the self help quest, this is a good old standard. Some old examples don't distract from the positive message. Get this one under your belt and keep moving forward.
This book is an awkward listen at best. The conversational tone is decades old and I found myself trying to interpret the lingo more the message. Which by the way is nothing more than a very long version on the Golden Rule. None the less it is a great refresher for those that need it.
I realize this appeals to some, but if you respect 'reason' this is not a title you are going to enjoy. There are continual references to religion and the author elevates faith (and irrationality in my opinion) above reason. He talks of a man who set his will to get a million in funding and succeeded due to his "faith and conviction" it would "transmute into reality". But what of the 1,000's who did the same and it didn't materialize? Well, of course, no one cared to tell their stories! This book is a perfect example of "famous" does not equal "good". A waste of my credits that doesn't provide anything valuable to one not interested in superstition.
Some passages are downright shocking for total lack of political correctness toward women and African Americans. Other passages are naive such as the total belief in progress and the prediction the only educational programs will eventually be successful on the radio. Other parts are just coo coo, such as his imaginary mastermind group with Napoleon Bonaparte and Thomas Edison. Really not much interest for me who otherwise loves self-help books.
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