Think and Grow Rich

date Mar 15, 2007
authors Napolean Hill
reading time 1 min

Think and Grow Rich - A great book. It was written in 1937 just at the end of the Great Depression. I liked it and if you wanna read it for free, just download the eBook or read from a blog or another website :D

Like any book that teaches us about Personal mastery, it always gives us many examples of role models. So instead of giving examples of Trump or Buffet, i read here about Thomas Edison (electricity), Graham Bell (telephone), Marconi (radio) and Henry Ford (Ford Motors). The examples were all shifted back in time and yet the principles taught were powerfully timeless!

i read a paragraph about the value of prayer and belief…

The subconscious mind in the intermediary, which translates ones’s prayers into terms which Infinite Intelligence can recognise, presents the message, and bring back the answer in the form of a definite plan or idea for procuring the object of the prayer. Understand this principle and you will know why mere words read from a prayer book cannot and will never serve as an agency of communication between the mind of man and Infinite Intelligence.

I learnt loads… but i’m gonna share what i learnt about leadership from Think and Grow Rich…

Major Attributes of Leadership

  1. Unwavering Courage
  2. Self-Control
  3. A keen sense of justice
  4. Definiteness of Decision
  5. Definiteness of Plans
  6. The habit of doing more than paid for
  7. A pleasing personality
  8. Sympathy and understanding
  9. Mastery of detail
  10. Willingness to assume full responsibility
  11. Cooperation

10 major causes of failure in leadership

  1. Inability to organise details
  2. Unwillingness to render humble service
  3. Expectation of pay for what they know
  4. Fear of competition from followers
  5. Lack of imagination
  6. Selfishness
  7. Intemperance
  8. Disloyalty
  9. Emphasis of the “authority” of leadership
  10. Emphasis of title