Napoleon Hill, author of "Think And Grow Rich"
He was an American author and
one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success
literature. His most famous and best-selling book “Think And Grow Rich”
sold 30 – 60 million (data varies) copies since it was published for
the first time in 1937.
Despite the title “Think And Grow Rich”
Hill’s aim was not only to enable people to get rich. His
intention was particularly to examine the power of personal beliefs and
the role they play in personal success. Napoleon Hill wanted to
identify how achievement of any kind actually occurs and how to derive a
formula of success that could be applied by the average person.
The Law of Success in Fifteen Manuscript Lessons.
This is the actual book that Andrew Carnegie commissioned him to do in
The original version of The Law of Success was finished by
Napoleon Hill in 1925 and released as a limited hand made edition
consisting of only 118 copies (rumored). Each of these distinctive editions were
comprised of 15 booklets (lessons) and given to many of the most successful
businessmen of the day, self-made billionaires, inventors, Presidents,
and others who shaped and built modern America; all of whom had
contributed to the book's content. People like John D. Rockefeller,
Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt,
Alexander Graham Bell and many others. Napoleon Hill interviewed over 500 people
in all, but reserved the 118 copies for individuals who had been
particularly important to his research.
This description by Hill of the law of
attraction which is essential to the Law of Success was written in the
late 1930’s and edited out of many editions of Think and Grow Rich. Plus
has been greatly reduced in all books. These same principles were edited out of
the movie "The
Law of Attraction and Law of Success are based upon the same principles.