《Think and Grow Rich 思考致富》Forword 序言(电子版本序言)From 《Soft Skill》——Chapter 69. My personal success book list

Forword by OpportunityInformer.com(发布之开电子版的网站)
Translator : Soone

There have been many excellent books that have greatly influenced what I
believe and how I behave. I try to spend at least some time every day
reading or listening to the audio version of a book that will improve my
life in some way.

“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” – Napoleon
Hill
在你的脑构想出任何事物,并宠信能落实它。-拿破仑·希尔

When I first started my career, I spent a large amount of time reading
software-development–focused books. Now, I spend more of my time reading
books that have a wider application.

American born Napoleon Hill is considered to have influenced more people
into success than any other person in history. He has been perhaps the
most influential man in the area of personal success technique
development, primarily through his classic book Think and Grow Rich
which has helped million of the people and has been important in the
life of many successful people such as W. Clement Stone and Og
Mandino.
美国落地之拿破仑希尔给认为相对于历史的其他人,引导了更多口遂。他发生或是当个体成功学领域最为有影响力的人,他的经典图书《思考致富》在里边于至了至关重要作用,这本书都拉了上百万人数,而且于多成功人士–比如克莱门特斯通与奥格·曼狄诺–的性命受到具备重要地位。

I’ve made it a habit of asking any famous or highly successful person
who I’ve met what one book he or she would recommend that everyone
should read. Through this quest, I’ve uncovered many impactful books
that have literally changed my life.

Napoleon Hill was born into poverty in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the
Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. At the age of 10 his mother died,
and two years later his father remarried. He became a very rebellious
boy, but grew up to be an incredible man. He began his writing career at
age 13 as a “mountain reporter” for small town newspapers and went on to
become America’s most beloved motivational author. Fighting against all
class of great disadvantages and pressures, he dedicated more than 25
years of his life to define the reasons by which so many people fail to
achieve true financial success and happiness in their life.
拿破仑希尔于1883年生让弗吉尼亚州怀斯县英镑河边上的单间小屋的贫困家庭。他的妈妈当他10春秋的时死,两年晚外爸爸以结婚,他成为一个很叛逆的男孩,不过也变成平等各生独立的丈夫。他当13载起创作,为“记者山”,一份小型的镇报纸,最终成长也美国不过让欢迎的作者。通过战胜各种不同程度之拦截和压力,他吃了过25年来寻找导致多口于落实财富自由和找存甜蜜着告负的来由。

In this chapter, I’m going to give you the list of the best and most
influential books I’ve ever read—both on the software development and
non-software development side.

During this time he achieved great success as an attorney and
journalist. His early career as a reporter helped finance his way
through law school. He was given an assignment to write a series of
success stories of famous men, and his big break came when he was asked
to interview steel-magnate Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie commissioned
Hill to interview over 500 millionaires to find a success formula that
could be used by the average person. These included Thomas Edison,
Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates, Charles M. Schwab,
Theodore Roosevelt, William Wrigley Jr, John Wanamaker, WIlliam Jennings
Bryan, George Eastman, Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft, John D.
Rockefeller, F. W. Woolworth, Jennings Randolph, among others.
每当即时之间被他作同样称作律师和记者实现了光辉的成,他的初记者生涯资助他完成了法网学院的上。毕业后外为分配去做一密密麻麻著名人士的打响故事,当他错过采访钢铁巨头安德鲁·卡耐基的时刻巨大契机到来了,卡耐基先生委托希尔去采访500大抵位富豪以便去发现能够动用被普通人的成功公式。被采访人的产生托马斯·爱迪生,亚历山大·格雷厄姆·贝尔,亨利·福特,盖茨埃尔默,查尔斯·施瓦布,西奥多·罗斯福,威廉箭牌JR,约翰·沃纳梅克,威廉·詹宁斯·布赖恩,乔治·伊士曼,伍德罗·威尔逊,威廉·塔夫脱,约翰·D·洛克菲勒,FW伍尔沃斯,詹宁斯伦道夫,等等。

Self-help and inspirational books

He became an advisor to Andrew Carnegie, and with Carnegie’s help he
formulated a philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and
experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons. It took Hill over
20 years to produce his book, a classic in the Personal Development
field called Think and Grow Rich. This book has sold over 7 million
copies and has helped thousands achieve success.
他成了安德鲁·卡耐基的军师,通过借鉴众多白手起家的成功人士的想法和涉并在卡耐基的辅下客找到了中标学原理。它吃了希尔20基本上年就了《思考致富》这仍开,一依经典的个人成长领域书籍。这按照开卖起了700多万份,帮助了往往因为总计算的人数成功。

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Black Irish Books, 2002)

The secret to success is very simple but you’ll have to read the book to
find out what it is!
成的暧昧是非常简单的,但是若必须去读书这按照开去找到成功的私。

I’ll start with one of my favorite books of all time. This book gave
words to a frustration I long held in regards to work and why it’s so
difficult to just sit down and do it.

Napoleon Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful
career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success.
His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the
cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the
all time best-seller in the field.
由此漫长而成功的行文、教学、演讲关于成功法虽的职业生涯后拿破仑·希尔过世让1970年11月份。他的个人就树立了平等幢丰碑,当代定性是即时所丰碑的基础。在外过世之前《思考致富》是打响学领域卖出量最多之图书。

In this book, Pressfield identifies this mysterious force we all
encounter when we sit down to try and do anything meaningful. He says
this force, resistance, is the secret and ambivalent destroyer of all of
our attempts to traverse from a lower calling to a higher one.

Perhaps no other success book has influenced more people than Napoleon
Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich. Since it’s introduction in 1937,
millions of copies have been sold around the world. It still remains one
of the top selling books of its kind.
发或未见面重新出外成功学书籍能够过拿破仑·希尔的经文书籍《思考致富》影响及之丁。自1937年出,数百万客已销售往世界各地。它依然是同类产品中最为畅销的书籍之一。

Just by identifying this common enemy within us, we start to gain power
over it. If you’re having trouble with procrastination or just finding
the motivation to go forward and do what you know you should be doing,
you’ll find this book immensely useful.

Several years ago I came across a biography of Hill on a PBS show and it
was an eye-opening adventure into the life of a man whose days were not
the smooth sailing I had always assumed they were.
频年前自己当PBS频道看到了有关希尔的事略,这是一个先生连无顺利且使人异常起眼界的性命进程,以及时前面我常以为他的中标是爱且简单的。(这句翻译不好,请见谅)

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Reprint-
t, Gallery Books, 1998)

Napoleon struggled against a myriad of obstacles throughout his life
many of which were brought on by some of the earlier choices he had
made. I can’t count the number of times he became broke and penniless
following a highly successful venture gone sour. His personal life was
as spotted as his financial life and a recounting of that could easily
consume a full book.
以破仑挣扎翻越了命早期他的选取带来的森障碍。我弗克统计他打响创业后而没戏并同贫而雪的次数。他的私有生活该金融的生历程和故事可以轻松的填写满一本书。(翻译不好。。。)

This book is another one of the most influential books I’ve ever read.
This book changed my personal views in many ways and has helped me
achieve success in dealing with people that I hadn’t thought possible
before.

I would have thought that my discovery of his many flaws would cause me
to lose respect for him, and thus doubt the veracity of his teachings
that have influenced me for more than twenty years. But it is quite the
opposite. Having listened to the struggles of this very human man has
given me a whole new perspective of respect, even awe, of the incredible
resilience and persistence that he displayed repeatedly against
sometimes massive odds.
自家自觉得我的发现他多夺缺点后会下跌我对他的尊敬,进而怀疑他的教导都影响自身的超常二十年的真实性。但是完全相反的。在纵罢就段很人性化的努力历程后叫了自家一个崭新的观点去尊敬,甚至是敬畏,他再三见出底叫人怀疑的轻易和一意孤行令外于对阵着占了大气优势。

Before I read this book, I was a staunch believer in negative
reinforcement to modify the behavior of others. I felt compelled to
enforce my own strict disciplinarian standards on others. I believed
that when someone was wrong, it was important to tell them so; that the
best way to motivate a person was through the threat of punishment.

I now understand that he didn’t write about some theory of how to think
and grow rich. He wrote from experience his numerous experiences and the
experiences of America’s most successful.
本自己清楚了外形容的匪是有些哪些去思想致富的架空理论。他的契来源于他的经历,他的多经验,这是美国最为成功的阅历。翻译的不好。。。

After reading this book, my views changed 180 degrees. I realized that
negative reinforcement was almost completely futile—that the only way to
get people to do what you wanted was to compel them to want to do it.

While the casual observer would believe that this book is only about
making money, those of us who have studied it for years know otherwise.
It’s about a better way to live a rich life. And for that I am grateful
that Napoleon gave so much of himself in order that he might leave us
with this incredible work.
于粗心的读者见面相信这本书仅仅是有关怎样盈利的,这些我们早就读了连年。这仍开其实是关于如何重新好之了上宽的生活。对于当下无异点自己死感谢以破仑留下了这么多成功经验,而休是拉动在他的不凡之经历去我们若错过。

If there is any book on this list you must read, this is the one. I
firmly believe everyone should read this book. I’ve read it at least a
dozen times, and every time I go back and read it again, I gain a new
insight.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (Wilder Publications,
2007)

This first time I tried to read this book, I put it down in frustration.
The second time, I got a little further, but again thought the book was
a bit too crazy for my liking. Finally, after speaking to multiple
highly successful people who recommended this book—some who completely
attributed their success to it—I decided to read it again.

This book is a little strange. It basically purports that if you believe
a thing and you hold onto and reinforce that belief, it will become
reality. I’ll warn you, there isn’t much science to this approach. The
book doesn’t even try to come up with the science to explain it, but by
whatever means this works, I’ve seen it work in my life and many others
will swear by it as well.

The idea of a mastermind group actually originates from this book. There
are many other important concepts in this book that will help you to
learn how to change your own beliefs, which may have a powerful effect
on your life.

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz (Reprint, Pocket Books,
1989)

In many ways this book reminds me of Think and Grow Rich, but a
scientific version of it. This book was written by a plastic surgeon who
discovered that when he changed people’s faces, it actually changed
their personalities. This caused him to do research into self-image and
to discover some important ways that our self-image has the power to
completely change our lives for the good or the bad.

I found this book to have some very good insights on how the mind works
and how it affects our bodies. This book is full of all kinds of
practical applications of methods to change your attitude, your
self-image, and your beliefs for the positive.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale (Reprint, –
Touchstone, 2003)

This book is a bit religious, so be forewarned, but the overall message
of this book is very powerful. The idea that positive thinking can have
a profound impact on your life is one that I adamantly subscribe to. If
you’re trying to develop a more positive attitude, this book can
certainly help you do that.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Reprint, Signet, 2005)

You’ll either love this book or hate it, but either way, it will make
you think. This book is fiction—and it’s long at around 1,200 pages—but
it asks some very serious questions about life, economics, and work.

Software development books

Code Complete by Steve McConnell (Microsoft Press;
2nd edition, 2004)

This book completely changed the way I wrote code. After I read this
book was the first time I felt like I was writing and understood what
good code was. The examples in this book are primarily written in C++,
but the concepts transcend any individual language.

This book is a complete guide to writing good code and structuring that
code at a very low level. While many software development books focus on
higher-level design, this is one of the only books I’ve found that
focuses on details like how to name variables and structure the actual
code inside of an algorithm.

If I ever own a software development shop, this book will be required
reading by all developers I hire. This has definitely been the most
influential software development book I’ve ever read.

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship by Robert M-
Martin (Prentice Hall, 2008)

Reading this book was an absolute joy. Code Complete taught me how to
write good code; Clean Code refined that knowledge and helped me
understand how to take that knowledge to a complete codebase and design.

This book is another book I consider required reading for any software
developer. The concepts in this book will help you to become a better
developer and to appreciate why simple and understandable is better than
clever.

Head First Design Patterns by Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson, Ber- rt
Bates, and Kathy Sierra (O’Reilly Media, 2004)

It might seem a bit strange that I’d recommend this book over the
classic Design Patterns book, but this book does an excellent job of
making design patterns approachable and understandable.

Don’t get me wrong, the Design Patterns book is a great book and
introduced the idea of the classic design patterns in software
development, but this book does a much better job of explaining them. If
you’re going to read one design patterns book, read this one.

Investing

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
(McGraw-Hill, 2005)

If I had to recommend one book on real estate investing, this would be
it. This book explains exactly why real estate investing is such a good
idea and how to get rich from it, and it gives you an exact plan for
doing so.

This book contains plenty of charts that show you exactly how real
estate investment pays off over the long run and it isn’t filled with a
lot of “fluff.”

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Demco Media, 2000)

This was another life-changing book for me that changed the way I looked
at money and finance. This book changed my view of how money works and
what it means to have a job and work for someone else. After reading
this book I clearly understood how important it is to create assets and
to reduce your expenses.

My only complaint with this book is that it doesn’t really tell you how.
Still, there’s valuable advice in this book—and Kiyosaki’s entire Rich
Dad
series—and I’d highly recommend it.

No-Hype Options Trading: Myths, Realities, and Strategies That Re-
eally Work by Kerry Given (Wiley, 2011)

Lots of financial books promise ridiculous returns and make outrageous
claims, but this one doesn’t. Instead, it presents the facts and helps
you realistically understand how options trading works and some
practical strategies you can employ to make money, along with the
inherent risk those strategies will incur. I’d highly recommend this
book if you’re looking into getting into options trading, or just want
to understand it better.