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on March 16, 2016
This book is out date, sexist and considering it was written in 1937 - not much of it is useful. Sure - the book can be summarized 1) have an idea, 2) follow that idea 3) be persistent - and you will be rich. Theres a little more, but not much. I read this because it was recommended in another book about publishing and they said it sold 70 million copies. This book isn't worth the paper its printed on. I wasn't looking to get rich - but follow a dream to publish a book. If you really want to read it - go the library and if you can finish it you are better person than me.
I find it hard to believe that it sold so many copies - save your money.
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on December 29, 2014
Some Chapters are okay and provide insight, while majority of Chapters do not make any sense at all.

In addition, a lot of the content of the book is reiterated multiple times in many chapters. Nothing new is added, just the same arguments explained in a different way. The Chapter "The Mystery of Sex and Transmutation" is completely absurd!

Overall, this book provides minimal insight, and should not be taken literally. The Author writes this book as if its a "secret" method to get rich - if it was that simple - then this author would be as rich as his idols - and all readers of this book which isn't the case.
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on March 26, 2016
This book is not the original; Napoleon Hill died in 1970 but this book in the early chapters makes reference to cell phones and recent world events. I keep trying to pick it up to read but I just can't. The integrity of 'all' the words in this book has been tarnished by someones unannounced edit/updating and it really, really, really is annoying that it was not made clear to me at the time of purchase!
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on July 6, 2013
First off, let me start by saying that Think And Grow Rich is an amazing book, which, if you intend to read, will probably turn your life around. This, on the other hand is a poorly edited, full of typos and misplaced paragraphs (not just words or sentences, full paragraphs). It makes the original text sound so incoherent that I cannot believe the publishers were trying to distribute what Napoleon Hill had worked so hard and so long to pen. In fact, it seems like the complete opposite.
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on May 4, 2016
Extremely saddened. This book is extremely good however the format for this specific publisher is horrid. Formatting errors everywhere. Try and find another copy elsewhere, the book is amazing, however not from this publisher.
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on April 14, 1999
i have red this book several years ago and have never got rich.Moreover i'm not motivated to read it again and think one can find many other better books on this subject.
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on July 23, 1999
There is absolutely nothing concrete in this book. What are the steps necessary to achieve wealth? "Visualize being rich". Give me a break! And to the gentleman who says he can find verses to back up Mr. Napoleon, I would first ask what happened to "seek first the kingdom of God"? I gave it 1 star because zero was not a choice! There are much better books. Try Covey's 7-Habits. Get the basics down first.
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on June 18, 2002
Perhaps it's my background and experience, but my impression on completing this book was that I have seen all of this material before, and all that I got from Mr. Hill was a hand-waving, mystical explanation of common-sense principles.
Achieving objectives involves setting goals, devising plans of action, and utilizing mental visualization tools. The "scientific studies" that Mr. Hill refers to in this text sound incredible, and almost all of them have been proven wrong by modern science. I think that it is all part of his presentation to show the mystical side of success, when in fact a more discerning reader can avoid the hogwash of this book and get to the real deal with other texts. As an example of this, Mr. Hill seems to put great credit to one's subconscious "receiving" radio broadcasts from other people's brains as the source of creativity.
If you want to learn how to be successful, read "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Both are legitimate texts that are very readable, practical, and effective. If you want to really learn about how to do the mental exercises that Mr. Hill alludes to, I would recommend "Developing Management Skills" by Whetten and Cameron, a text that I used in my graduate studies. It is a hefty book ([price], last time I checked), but it provides diagnostic tools and plenty of guidance to make yourself more effective. It covers goal setting, framing, mental visualization, and a whole host of other topics.
If you want hokey pseudoscience, go for Mr. Hill's book. Otherwise, set your sights a little higher.
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on December 22, 1999
Afer reading various reviews that were mostly positive, I decided I better check this book out myself- what a mistake. If your sole goal in life is to make as much money as possible, this book might be righ up your alley. However, if you have other goals in life,(I can't imagine anyone who doesn't), you will find this book to be a complete farce. Don't even waste your time on this one.
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on December 10, 1999
This book will not give you any advice on how to get rich, there is no magic pills or secret to be rich in this book. you better invest you're money in the book called "awaken the giant within" by anthony robbins, this is a much much better book for becoming rich and successful. by the way if you want a be rich put you're 6$ in mutual fund instead of bying this book.
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