Business Intelligence. A review of ‘Think and Grow Rich’
Article by Kenneth Rowland
‘Think and Grow Rich’ by the great business philosopher Napoleon Hill, was first published in 1937. At least 20 million copies have been sold and 70 years after this date it was rated number 6 in Business Week Magazine’s Best Selling List. This shows that the secrets of achievement are today, still highly sought after, by those with entrepreneurial ambitions.
This fact acted like a magnet to my psyche for in early 2008 I decided that I was going to make my fortune as an Information Publisher and despite subjectively regarding myself as mega-talented, my instinct told me that this tome could seriously shorten my path to business success.
I was not to be disappointed. Using the phenomenal power of the internet I sourced a downloadable copy and shelled out some of my hard earned cash. No, I’ve not achieved super tax status yet, but I can honestly say that ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is fuelling my drive to an attainable goal.
It is my ever present companion. I must have read it cover to cover at least a dozen times and when I feel that the flow of my work rate or creative inspiration is in gridlock, I read an appropriate chapter which usually has the effect of putting me back on the critical path to success.
So what is so magic about this book that I should hold it in such high esteem? Primarily it starts with the author himself. Here was a man who rubbed shoulders with the great men of his time. Napoleon Hill was an original thinker who strove to find the answer to what makes some successful but condemns others to failure.
A defining moment in his life was when he met the great Scottish American industrialist Andrew Carnegie who encouraged him to interview people who had already achieved success. The answers he sought must then surely become apparent. This is not meant to be a history lesson but household names such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford were amongst the interviewees. Napoleon was also an advisor to Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.
I consider the book to be an indispensable business intelligence tool. All businesses have specific requirements but despite business diversity, proprietors and managers must all come basically from the same mould and thus have similar characteristics with respect to mental capabilities.
Desire, persistence, imagination; an ability to plan and make decisions; to operate without fear and not to look for excuses, these all merit separate chapters in ‘Think and Grow Rich.’
A point worthy of emphasis is that this publication is not exclusively aimed at those wishing for monetary achievement but it’s teachings also have value for those whose primary objective is to improve their quality of life.
I like a good read; I like a good ‘rags to riches’ story and here I am not disappointed. ‘Think and Grow Rich’ relates many such anecdotes and it is worth mention that most illustrate how success came despite the lack of ‘silver spoons.’ The underlying message is that everything starts with an idea; a thought. The book states 16 laws of success condensed into 13 principles.
In conclusion I would encourage you to get a copy of this fabulous book and use its teachings as your own personal success formula.
About the Author
Kenneth Rowland promotes self improvement products through his connections at netfount.com.To get a FREE downloadable copy of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ in written, audio and video format go to http://www.netfount.comThis site is continually sourcing other books which will also be made available free of charge.