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Who is Napoleon Hill and why is he so successful?

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Napoleon Hill is known as "America’s most beloved motivational author." He was born in 1838 in Virginia and began his writing career as a reporter for a small newspapers in the area. In addition to writing, Hill spent his life teaching and giving lectures about the basic principles of success....

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Napoleon Hill is known as "America’s most beloved motivational author." He was born in 1838 in Virginia and began his writing career as a reporter for a small newspapers in the area. In addition to writing, Hill spent his life teaching and giving lectures about the basic principles of success. He also served as an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933-1936

Hill spent his life talking about individual achievement, and his most successful book, entitled Think and Grow Rich, is the best seller of all time in the field of motivational writing. Before he died in 1970, Hill created The Napoleon Hill Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and perpetuating his "philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement." He wanted everyone to experience all the riches of life, including financial wealth, and he believed in the power of positive thinking to make one's goals come to fruition.

One of his most often-quoted lines is:

"What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

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