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Acres of Diamonds

By: Russell Conwell
Narrated by: Joseph Pickering
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Russell Conwell was an American Baptist minister, philanthropist, and founder and first president of the Temple University in Philadelphia. Conwell is remembered above all for his gifts in oratory and his lectures which are often said to be life-changing. Chief amongst these groundbreaking lectures is "Acres of Diamonds", a lecture Conwell gave around the world a total of roughly 6,150 times before his death in 1925. "Acres of Diamonds" teaches us that all the means for success and fulfilment are within us or close at hand, it teaches us how unwise it is to hold the belief that the "grass is greener on the other side", and these lessons are delivered in the form of a simple parable about an African farmer who spurns his humble farm and family to find great wealth in the diamond business, only to lose it all. We as students of the lectures discover where the real acres of diamonds where all along, and it is in this revelation that Conwell proves himself to be both a masterful teacher and orator.

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Not what I expected.

I was looking for the fable, not a summary of the acres of diamonds :-(

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More than I thought it would be!

It was different than I expected. I enjoyed it, the narrator was great and easy to listen to.

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Excellent!!!

This book has been a true motivation for me to excel and be the great man God has created me to be....selah

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Many teachable momemts in this book. A must read.

Loved it. Of the many lessons I learned that studying people and what , then delivering on those wants is key to success. Another is to be solution oriented, use what you have and start there.

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Awesome

What a timeless Lesson of true discovery and greatness. The performance put me in the audience of time long past.....