November 11, 2005
News & Opinion: Bestseller Brought Back
One of the treasures we uncovered on our trip to New York was a new edition to Napolean Hill's Think and Grow Rich from publisher Tarcher Penguin.
This is the grandfather of books on motivational thought. Hill was a journalist that Andrew Carnegie hired to find out what the formula of success was. In the 25 year journey to the answer, Hill interviewed 500 millionaires and published his finding in 1937. The book has sold over 15 million copies in its almost seven decade run.
There are several things I like about this new edition. This version was revised and updated by Arthur Pell. Some additional material uses more recent examples of Bill Gates and Michael Jordan to illustrate points. The packaging is well done with the rough cut pages and french covers (i.e. a soft cover with folded flaps to mimic a dust cover). And it's only $10. You rarely see me mention price, but that is a great price point.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.