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Summary

Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings consists of a series of magazine articles Napoleon Hill wrote between 1919 and 1923 for Success Magazine. Hill's obsession with achieving material success led him out of the poverty-stricken Appalachian Mountains and filled him with the desire to study successful people.

These articles focus on Hill's philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and experiences of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons, showing listeners how these successful people achieved such status. Hill's popularity continues to this day, as many of his writings, such as the chapter on Law of Attraction, have recently become the basis of several bestselling books (including The Secret!). Discover the principles that will assure you success!

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Illuminating

One word: illuminating. A fine company in the gym, the kitchen and the trip to out of town. Re-listening again.

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Well worth the wait

long narratives, I was engrossed in the characters and stories. Good read, worth listening to.

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Not what I expected

I struggled to finish this book compared to another Napoleon Hill book that I've read.

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really loved every minute of this book, will be buying it in paper back form

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Old is best

Loved this book. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in self-development. As a teenager Hill’s books helped me through difficult times - these ideas when practiced have definitely worked for me. But many of us read material like this, liking the idea of change, without putting it into practice. Great book.

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Great book

really love the principles in this book. I felt it repeated itself a little at the end, but really enjoyed the beginning.

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the good or the bad

whatever thoughts, actions you put out into the universe you will get back over time

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Mastery of Self

A book about character and self-mastery will always be what Mr. Hill is known for.

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The best book

I loved it. This book is the basis of all the books I read till now. Napoleon Hill is the father of personal growth movement. Thank you.

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The art in success, it sure does work! Amazing!

If you could sum up Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules in three words, what would they be?

Wealth through understanding

What did you like best about this story?

Great examples to clarify meanings. Fantastic additional reading suggestions. The must read in conjunction with Think and Grow Rich.

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice is very empowering and full of energy, transmitting the message very clearly and well. Although every hour there are bits where he talks too quietly for a minute or two, it is okay.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

After reading multiple times Think and Grow Rich, it was clear and proved to me how effective this principle is. Now that I have found this book, I am impressed how clear the message is. I have read it also numerous times and it is key to understand the whole meanings by interiorising them. In understanding this book it delivers in essence the encrypted message. When you pick it up with your conscience then it is very clear and you will find it is repeated many times. It will bring you amazing success and wealth as it has to me.

Any additional comments?

This book transmits the inspiration and the power to achieve anything you want. Hope you will gain great wealth soon too.

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  • Jason
  • 21-10-20

“Man from Galilee...”

I’m a Hill fan and generally like his stuff. The Hill Foundation has gotten a lot of run out of Think and a Grow Rich, which is fine. This one bugs though...the narrators voice fluctuates so much it’s like several people are reading it. Also, I don’t know if it’s like this in other Hill books and I just didn’t notice, but he refers to Jesus Christ as “the man from Galilee” several times throughout the book. I’m a religious person and I found it disrespectful to not call him by name...just a strange way to refer to him over and over again. Good content in this one, but it had some issues.

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  • B. Claver
  • 12-05-16

tough to get through

I've listened to just about every N. Hill book and this was the toughest to listen to. The last chapter is excellent which is about the Golden Rule but most of the first 11 chapters are not all that inspiring. I guess there is a reason these writings were "lost."

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  • Sam Ibrahim
  • 29-10-20

One of Hill’s Best

Hill’s writings prior to “Think and Grow Rich” are my favorite. Along with the “Laws of Success” and “How to Own Your Mind,” he taps into easy to apply truths whose application yield a great return.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-12-20

Magical thinking

This book seems to be based mostly on magical thinking which has been debunked by science. There is some good advice in here though

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-20

THE BEST BOOK

I am an avid reader of self help books and I have read Think and Grow rich several times. I must say the Golden rules may be an even better book. I urged anyone reading this to read this book and apply the lesson to your life.

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  • Tandgn
  • 24-01-12

Golden Rules

This book take articles Napoleon Hill has written over the years in his magazines and put them in book form as he covers doing business following the Golden Rule, treating people the way you want to be treated. This is valuable for the entrepreneur if he needs a reminder or maybe a blue print in doing business with others. Its a really good book, but I enjoy learning from Napoleon Hill's writings.

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  • easyforyoutosay
  • 03-11-20

not as good as I had hoped

I had heard so much about Napoleon Hill I had high expectations for this book. it was just okay. A bit dated too.

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  • sanjeev
  • 22-03-22

What a fantastic book...

I believe there are some books that we come across as we mature and create our character. This is one of those books. The kind that you must seek and the one you will certainly find and benefit greatly from.. what a fantastic book.

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  • Steve B
  • 10-02-22

must read

Great book and timeless wisdom this should be required reading in school. A lot of it is things you "already knew" but probably don't actually use or put into action

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  • Darnelle Williams
  • 06-02-22

Napoleon or Leon

I truly love how Leon tells you the truth about auto suggestion.

I wish the book was longer but I did learn that Leon wrote quite a few books.