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on April 1, 2013
This book starts with some useful pointers about working out what you want, forming a plan, believing in yourself and going for it. For that it's worthwhile. Then it gets into 'sex transmutation,' telepathy, clairvoyance, and the author's practice of having a 'council' of imaginary friends who sometimes show up early, sometimes late, to have discussions with him.
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on January 14, 2014
It is not very well done.
The seller printed the text so near the border of the book that is not readable in a nice way..(subjective)
Its more a booklet size

Price good
Nice cover
Shipping is fast to Quebec

The content stay the same as its free off the internet.
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on November 17, 2001
There's a funny thing about self-help books, one always contradicts the other and new revealings always disprove old theories. Such is the case with Think and Grow Rich.
For example, Mr.Hill stresses the importance of using will-power and the right thoughts to conquer our goals. Whereas Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics (which has sold a record 33 million copies in 40 years) suggests the use of imagination instead. Maltz, also says that use of will-power causes failure and has scientific proof to back it up.
Also, if this is one of the best selling books of all time, how come there aren't more millionaires around?. But then again how many would we have if we didn't have this book.
In my opinion, this book is more like counselling. You gain insight into your life but your life is no better. It's one of those books bought by business men because it's Joe Coporate's favorite book. And if Joe's reads it then it must be good. It's more likely to end up on the shelf never to be read again. It's not an inspiring read more like a documentary textbook.
But there's still a lot of good info in it and that's why I give it 3 stars. Be sure to get How to win friends and Influence people and Psycho cybernetics for your collection to be complete.
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on February 1, 2003
Napolean Hill's idea to think thoughts of success is correct. What we focus on has a big impact on our results. Hill uses the old model of positive thinking which has many flaws. Positve thinking is inferior to Optimal Thinking. Why waste time using positive thinking to seek good and great results, when you can use Optimal Thinking to achieve the best results. If you are interested in OPTIMIZING your success, you have to read "Optimal Thinking-How to be your best self" by Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D. She takes you past wishful thinking and shows you how to be your best self in every situation and how to think in harmony with your best interests. Optimal Thinking is simple and you can put it into practice IMMEDIATELY to optimize your success.
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on May 9, 2001
The principles laid down in this book are presented better in other books (try Peter Drucker's), but this may have been one of the first to lay them down, so perhaps should be given some credit for that. It is badly written, though, like an eighth grader wrote it. And the bit about psychic abilities is total garbage.
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on April 23, 2013
it has an interesting philosophy. It was not quite what I suspected and therefore will listen to it once more if i have time.
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on August 27, 2015
A little stylized & time structured, but the message is still valid, if you want to devote your life to the pursuit of riches
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on June 24, 2016
I would say it was well written. Some good stuff in it, but for me it rehashed concepts and ideas I already knew
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on March 10, 2016
I Didn't realize that even the reading of this book was so old. Still has good information.
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on May 2, 2004
I first read this book in high school and all I got from it was a huge chip on my shoulder. And by huge, I mean bigger than the average teenage male chip by tons. This book is great motivational material, but little else. It'll get you pumped and psyched and ready to go conquer the world. However, this feeling doesn't last for long after you read the book. Having just re-read the material, I wasn't as impressed with it as I was 15 years ago. The general advice Hill repeats over and over agian, is to be consumed with greed. Be so totally focused on your goal that you choose your spouse (and everything else) in accordance with that goal. This may indeed work, but it leaves alot to be desired in the underlying QUALITY of life. This attitude also has a distinctly unethical feel to it. To those that think "Get Rich Quick" books are a scam however, I have only this arguement: very few people buy these books to get rich. That's right, they buy the dream of a "possiblity" of wealth. Think about it. If the book worked for everyone that bought it and followed it, then the world would be have alot more wealthy people. If the book didn't work for anyone in it's 50+ year history, then why buy it in the first place? This book can help you get rich if you take the shallow viewpoint of life that it teaches you. More importantly, it can motivate you to take some steps that you may not have made without being "pumped up". That's the real value of this book, it changes your behaviour. For a little while anyway. If you buy it for anything else, like PRACTICAL ADVICE, then you're wasting your money.
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