Napoleon Hill
"Whatever the Mind can Conceive and Believe the Mind can Achieve"- Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill, author of "Think And Grow Rich"

e was an American author and one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous and best-selling book “Think And Grow Rich” sold 30 – 60 million (data varies) copies since it was published for the first time in

Despite the title “Think And Grow Rich”  Hill’s aim was not only to enable people to get rich. His intention was particularly to examine the power of personal beliefs and the role they play in personal success. Napoleon Hill wanted to identify how achievement of any kind actually occurs and how to derive a formula of success that could be applied by the average person.

The Law of Success in Fifteen Manuscript Lessons.
This is the actual book that Andrew Carnegie commissioned him to do in 1908.
The original version of The Law of Success was finished by Napoleon Hill in 1925 and released as a limited hand made edition consisting of only 118 copies (rumored). Each of these distinctive editions were comprised of 15 booklets (lessons) and given to many of the most successful businessmen of the day, self-made billionaires, inventors, Presidents, and others who shaped and built modern America; all of whom had contributed to the book's content. People like John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Alexander Graham Bell and many others. Napoleon Hill interviewed over 500 people in all, but reserved the 118 copies for individuals who had been particularly important to his research.

Andrew Carnegie

This description by Hill of the law of attraction which is essential to the Law of Success was written in the late 1930’s and edited out of many editions of Think and Grow Rich. Plus the word Vibrations has been greatly reduced in all books.  These same principles were edited out of the movie "The Secret".
Law of Attraction and Law of Success are based upon the same principles.


Think Your Way To Wealth
The actually conversation between Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie back in 1908. This is SOURCE material for the the above written books.



Henry Ford did not like the fact that Andrew Carnegie had shared SECRETS with Napoleon Hill and in turn Mr. Hill had published a book based on this information. Mr. Ford bought up all the published issues of The Law of Success in Fifteen lessons and allowed a watered down version of the book, this time titled "The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons", published in 1928


For whatever reason, "The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons" was reduced to a smaller more "convenient" book titled, you guessed it right, "Think and Grow Rich which was published in 1937 (first publication) not in public domain. 1938 (this edition is free reproduced across the web. This particular edition is watered down greatly, but still works.