Tuesday, 4th November 2008

“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Books, Habits, Personal Finance

Think and Grow Rich

This book is a classic one about wealth creation and it covers practical and theoretical ways on how to achieve this. It is structured in 13 steps that you can follow to achieve wealth. Most of the focus of the book is on the mindset, as the title implies. Think and grow rich, not work and grow rich.

It guides you to build a goal for your future in step 1 and then in the following steps it talks about how to move towards that goal. Near the end it starts to focus more on traits that you need to have to achieve the goal and also it has some very nice questionnaires for self analysis. These are useful to see where you are aiming at, but it does not provide steps on how to achieve them.

There is a practical exercise book that is based on “think and grow rich”, that contains a lot more exercises to get you focused on your goal and analyze yourself in a deep level. None of the book shows you a concrete path on how to get your goal, because it will be different for everyone. The self analysis though and the attributes that you must aim for are shown in the book.

I am till skeptical on the value of this book. I enjoyed it a lot at some parts and at other parts it went in such theoretical depths that it nearly lost me. Then it would be very interesting again. By the end I did not know if I loved it or not. I do not consider that I have wasted my time reading it, though. I think the best way to judge is to have a read yourself. If you like the book you can buy it from here.

Follow the practical way,
George

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