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The Law of Success

The Law of Success: From the Master Mind to the Golden Rule

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Napoleon Hill wrote “The Law of Success: From the Master Mind to the Golden Rule” using his interviews with more than 100 millionaires in the United States during the early 20th century. Some of the big names included Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller. This book predates his more popular title, “Think and Grow Rich,” by nearly a decade and contains more in-depth discussions about many of the same ideas. He presents numerous stories to show the dimensions behind each of his 16 lessons in this title. If you are a fan of originals, then you will enjoy this raw and unabridged version of this author’s timeless principles.


Hill uses the metaphor of a temple to represent success, and all his laws make up the door. Thus, these lessons help you gain entry to prosperity. The author encourages readers to develop a decisive, self-confident attitude. He also stresses that giving more than you receive in any exchange will earn you greater rewards in the long run. You will learn how to take the initiative in finding new solutions to old problems and to keep momentum through any failures. This advice applies to more than just your professional life. You can use the skills that you will learn to improve your relationships as well.


The author marries the laws of economics with his psychological studies of the hugely successful people whom he interviewed and observed. Hill further expands upon the “Golden Rule,” sharing how you can accommodate different personalities by looking at a situation from other points of view. He reveals that a strong sense of morality comes through as a significant quality of many successful individuals. A lot of emphasis is on tolerance and respect for others. Hill suggests taking a week to cover each lesson and process what you have read.

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