Top Management Books – Think and grow rich – by Napoleon Hill
This book was for me one of these books where the name and cover did not do the book enough justice – First off the book could sound like some sort of get rich scheme, but it’s not!
My first impression after reading the book was that it’s one of the best management books I have had my hand on, while it use the mindset of getting rich, it could just as well have focused on any other topic as the basis for the research.
Napoleon Hill spend many years in research of this book and it clearly shows in the content that is well defined and put focus on the key piece of the book.
The book itself is all about how you use your head and your brain to get what you want.
They 15 key topic’s in the book are:
- Thoughts are things
- Specialized knowledge
- Organized planning
- Power of the mastermind
- The mystery of sex transmutation
- The subconscious mind
- The brain
- The sixth sense
- The six ghosts of fear
A number of these are self explanatory; however the key to this book is to understand HOW to use these to get what you want, wherever that’s money or something else in life.
The chapters that impressed me the most was on faith and desire and the focus on understanding the clear difference between people that are successful and people that are not! Overall the difference is persistence, some people give up after 1 rejection, some people continue to push even after a hundred rejection or “failures”.
Specialized knowledge is also a great chapter, where Napoleon is very focused on explaining the focus people have in using their key strength and develop that throughout their life – Your learning first starts when you finishes your education -and it never stops!
The power of the mastermind is also an outstanding concept – Even if you don’t get this book, do yourself a great favour and look into this concept, there’s load of stuff about it out there on the web.
Last key points Napoleon have is on fear, while we might be successful in everything else, if fear is keeping us back – we will continue to fail.
Walking through the different fears of life, it is really one of the most helpful chapters in the book to help you move forward and get the success that you want.
While this book by its cover might not look like a book for managers, I will give it 4 out of 5 stars from a management viewpoint and from a personal development stand-point, this one is really a must read!
Take a look at amazon to get your copy!