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Excellent Book - If You Take Action
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2008
Even though it was written some time ago, the basic principles outlined by Mr. Hill in this book are just as relevant as ever. There is nothing earth shattering, nor is there anything complicated - it's just basic common sense stuff, but it has all been assembled in one place and written in a very organized and easy-to-read and easy-to-digest manner. There's no rocket science here nor does there need to be any.
That said, it is like what Mr. Hill says in one of his lectures that is on a CD set also available on Amazon. 98% or more of the people who are given these principles don't follow them. The best books in the world are of no use to anyone if people don't put them into action and hold themselves accountable for doing so.
Mr. Hill has organized the book into relatively short and very readable chapters, each dealing with a trait or characteristic that one should aspire to incorporate in his or her life. I would say that anyone who actually does this is going to make significant improvements in their quality of living.
While the author frequently mentions money as the goal (and seems to make it sound like that's all that is important, even though in some other parts he tries to downplay this aspect), this is a book to improve your overall life, not for getting rich dollar-wise (although these principles are appropriate for that, too).
I found that certain parts of the book do seem dated, such as his methods of advertising oneself when looking for a job. This was written pre-internet and also before our present age of information overload in which hiring managers are too busy to spend time on a voluminous resume. Overall however, the principles in the book are timeless and can easily be adapted to today.
Also, this book contains the "Action Pack" not written by Mr. Hill. It contains exercises that correspond to the various chapters. Personally I don't feel it contributes that much to the book and you can do just as well without it but given the reasonable price of this edition it doesn't hurt to have it included. It might be more beneficial to others but for me it wasn't necessary. Mr. Hill's material is much more valuable than the extra material.