The Magic Ladder of Success is the book in which Napoleon Hill first distilled the seventeen factors that make up his "Law of Success" philosophy
Before he began writing books, Hill ran two magazines with articles that provided the foundation for his most famous work. In the inaugural April 1921 issue of Napoleon Hill's Magazine, Hill wrote about "The Magic Ladder to Success," an essay based on a speech he gave on a tour of the U.S. and would later adapt into a full-length book in 1930.
Napoleon Hill had published in 1928 the sixteen lessons on success in an 8-volume set of books called Law of Success, which were about 1,000 pages. In 1930 Napoleon Hill published The Magic Ladder to Success. The time could not have been worse as the collapse of the stock market in October 1929 was the beginning of the period of United States history known as The Great Depression. He thought a condensed version to the Law of Success would be a great seller, the sixteen lessons from the Law of Success are offered in The Magic Ladder to Success with about 200 pages.
This edition of Law of Success contains 4 volumes, the other three volumes are available on Amazon also.
Napoleon Hill's words have positively influenced millions of people worldwide. His books, lectures, magazine articles, and audio and video programs have shown them the way to personal and professional achievement.
So in response to popular demand, and with great pride, the Napoleon Hill Foundation and its Board of Trustees present this edition of Dr. Hill's classic course, The Law of Success. To preserve the integrity of Napoleon Hill's ideas, the text of his first published work is largely unmodified. Our changes have been small.
Specifically, The Law of Success was originally released in eight volumes: beginning with the third edition, the eight volumes were combined into one facsimile volume. Consequently, you will notice that the page numbers start over every second lesson. Additionally, a few pages where the type had become illegible have been reset for easier reading.
The universal message of The Law of Success remains unaltered, however. Because of changes in customs and word use, the language may sometimes appear dated, but the underlying principles are as valid today as they were when Hill first presented them in his dynamic and forceful style. In particular, his use of the masculine gender should be taken to connote "mankind" or "humankind" rather than men alone.
No one would have been prouder or more excited by the advances of the women's movement than Dr. Hill, who advocated equal rights and equal opportunity for all people long before it was fashionable.
The Success Philosophy that Napoleon Hill presents in this course and in his other works has withstood the test of time. His principles of success have changed the lives of countless women and men from all walks of life on every continent.
They can change your life, too, if you will apply them and get into action. This power to change your life is the legacy of Napoleon Hill; that is the standard by which all works of motivational literature and programs are measured.
To attain your goals and know fulfillment in life, study, think, plan, and apply the principles this book has to offer. To merely read and agree with Dr. Hill is to miss the crucial point of his philosophy: Success comes only when you act on what you know and believe.