Think and Grow Rich is the 1937 masterpiece that remains a major influence on all motivational teachings to this day.
Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill, written to follow up on and summarize the teachings of his 1928 multi-volume, The Law of Success.
His research started when Andrew Carnegie (the steel tycoon who was then the richest man on earth) gave him the assignment of organizing a Philosophy of Personal Achievement. Napoleon Hill, who was a poor journalist, armed with just an introductory letter from Carnegie, set out to interview over five hundred successful people including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, William Wrigley Jr. and Charles M. Schwab. He derived 16 lessons of success from these studies, then translated those into the 13 steps to success in Think and Grow Rich.
While the book’s title suggests that Hill focuses only on how to achieve monetary wealth, the author explains that the philosophy he teaches can be used to help anyone do or be almost anything they want in this world.