I worked for a number of years gathering Napoleon Hill’s speeches from 1917 until the 1960s. Dr. J. B. Hill, grandson of Napoleon Hill, searched for many years for Napoleon’s 1922 speech that inspired Think and Grow Rich. J. B. located the speech on microfilm and in J. B.’s words, “it was miraculous.” For the first time, these speeches have been compiled into a book, Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches.
The 1922 speech that Napoleon Hill gave as the Commencement Address at Salem College is, no doubt, Napoleon Hill’s most important speech ever because Jennings Randolph was in that graduating class. He went on to become a U.S Senator and a friend of President Franklin Roosevelt. It was Randolph who first introduced Napoleon Hill to President Roosevelt.
Here is an excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Presenting never before published material including the speech that inspired the bestselling book, Think and Grow Rich, this volume is a revealing look at the journey of one man’s quest for understanding the specifics behind why some men succeed, why others do not, and what makes success something that can be replicated.
Is there truly a success philosophy that can be packaged and used to live a life of powerful influence and potential fortune?
Including a foreword by grandson Dr. J. B. Hill and introductory comments by Don M. Green, Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, this fascinating exploration of the speeches given by the pioneer of the personal development movement is packed with a wealth of knowledge. This book will provide you with some of Napoleon’s finest speeches including:
- What I Learned from Analyzing 10,000 People
- The Man Who Has Had No Chance
- The Commencement Address at Salem College in Salem, West Virginia, 1922—likely his best remembered and most-influential speech.
Illuminating and instructive, this collection contains letters from family members and Senator Jennings Randolph, and is a great addition to any library of personal development resources.
This book will be released in hardcover on August 16, 2016, in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. Click here to preorder your copy today!
Don M. Green
The Napoleon Hill Foundation