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Book Review: Think and Grow rich

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 2, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Book Review: Think and Grow rich


What would you think if there was a formula to become rich? What if this formula was pretty simple but there just has to be someone to point it out to you? Napoleon Hill will change the way how you think about yourself and your life plans by using real life examples. This book will tell you how to grow rich.


Think and grow rich was my first purchase on ibooks after I got my iphone. The title appealed to me and I gave it a try not knowing that it is one of the bestselling books of all time. Napoleon Hill wrote this personal success book aiming to provide the average man with the right tools to make a fortune. Hill was an American born in 1883 who was inspired by Andrew Carnegie, one of the most powerful people in this time, to write the book. He combined his knowledge about psychology with roughly 500 interviews of the most influential people in the era like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller and Theodore Roosevelt resulting in the print of "Think and grow rich".

Hill introduces the principle of a definite chief aim to the reader which has to be established and then fulfilled by a burning desire to achieve this definite chief aim. Once the aim is established the reader is asked to make a plan on how to achieve it. In the remainder of the book Hill describes different virtues and threads which hinder people to reach their goals and how to cope with them.

The book is well structured and easy to follow. The language is far from being long winded and is straight to the point. Described methodology is crisp and supported by a multitude of real life examples. Europeans and people who have to live through hard circumstances might take offense in how easy Hill tries to make the everyday struggle appear by just focusing on the bright side of life.

The book really helped me to funnel my thoughts into the right direction. I would recommend it to everybody who wants to achieve great things in life. For me it was an eye opener to a better way of living. 


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