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Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success
Napoleon Hill wrote this book in 1938, just after publication of his all-time bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. This powerful tale has never been published, considered too controversial by his family and friends.
Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching personal goals: fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy, as tools of the Devil.
These hidden methods of control can lead us to ruin, and Hill reveals the seven principles of good that will allow us to triumph over them and succeed.
Annotated and edited for a contemporary audience by Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Three Feet from Gold co-author Sharon Lechter, this book is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.
“Napoleon Hill was one of America’s great, influential thinkers who continues to have an enormous impact today. This previously unpublished manuscript, ably edited and annotated by Sharon Lechter, reveals how fear and lack of trust can prevent you from achieving success. Free markets rely on free people and trust.” —Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine
“What a perfect time for this masterpiece to be published! Sharon Lechter’s notes bring into focus the real genius behind Outwitting the Devil and help us conquer fears that bedevil our success.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
“Hill’s teachings are most often associated, in the minds of his modern-day readers, with prosperity, which translates as money in one’s individual coffers. But truth be told, he has shared with the world his wisdom of ‘how-to-live principles.’” —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential and featured in the film and book The Secret
About the Author
Born into poverty in southwest Virginia in 1883, Oliver Napoleon Hill was encouraged to write by his stepmother and soon discovered a talent for it. He began working as a “mountain reporter” for small-town newspapers and went on to become America’s most beloved motivational author. His classic book Think and Grow Rich had sold twenty million copies by the time of Hill’s death in 1970 and remains a cornerstone of the modern self-actualization movement. Before passing, Hill established the Napoleon Hill Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution, whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement.
Originally published: June 2011
Genre: Self-help book