Michael Jackson was a fan of who???

Not many people know this, but Michael Jackson was actually a fan of iconic personal development author Napoleon Hill.

For those who don't know who Napoleon Hill is, he is arguably the one of the greatest forefathers in the field of personal development. The book that he is best known for, "Think and Grow Rich" (first published around the Great Depression), was easily the inspiration to millions of self-help works that followed generations after. In fact, it is well documented that this book, is the main inspiration of "The Secret", which is probably the highest selling, most popuar work on personal development in this generation.

Recently, I read another book of Napoleon Hill titled "Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion" (1991 update). The introduction was written by the late W. Clement Stone, who was great friends with Hill. Stone also mentioned he was friends with Michael Jackson. And in that book's introduction, Stone discussed his friendship and common interests that he shared with Mike during their phone call conversations. One of Michael's biggest heroes was Thomas Edison, whom Hill actually knew pretty well and wrote about a lot. That, in turn, actually got Michael reading (and admiring while applying) Hill's work.

According to the book, not many of his fans actually knew that Michael had a huge interest in the subject of motivation and human achievement (but specifically, Napoleon Hill), due to what his "public persona" has portrayed. But, thinking back on his tremendous success, and the kind of innovative artist that he was who reached hundreds of millions of people with what he did, it probably shouldn't be a surprise.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share this, because it will probably give you something to think about. Not to mention, I actually found this extremely interesting. (I may do a review of this book in the next couple of days if I'm up to it).


(BTW, I actually give a free e-book copy of Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" to those who actually pick up a copy of either, or all, of my books in some form or another, on my website. It's only appropriate since each of those books were a couple of the millions works that were inspired by this book. CHECK IT!)

1 comment:

  1. This is extremely interesting. I love both Michael Jackson and Hill and I found that they are talking about the same "thing" on many times. Like they reflect the same soul, you know. This confirms to me my guess. Thank you.