Books and lessons within themselves are of but little value; their real value lies not in their printed pages but in the possible action which they may arouse in the reader. Its value to you will depend entirely upon the extent to which it stimulates you to think and to act as you would not have done without its influence.-- Napoleon Hill
January 20 - May 5, 2014 (one session per week; 16 sessions; day of the week to be determined by enrolled students' schedule)
You do not need to live in Massachusetts to participate in this course!
This course will teach you how to apply the book's 15 success principles to your life to achieve your goals.
This intermediate-level course is based on a collection of manuscripts by Napoleon Hill called The Law of Success. Hill was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie in 1908 to spend the next 20 years researching and interviewing successful people of his day. He documented fifteen success lessons he learned from conducting over 3,000 interviews of successful people. Subsequent books such as Think and Grow Rich were based on these original manuscripts which eventually were published in 1928 as The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons. The book we’re using was published in 2011 and contains a reprint of these original 1925 manuscripts. This is a 4-month, blended learning course consisting of individual self-study and a weekly instructor-led online session. Since we don’t actually meet in person, you can live just about anywhere to participate (we meet online weekly; see below).
Participants in a book club/study group that I started in the fall of 2011 read this book. Everyone loved reading it and said it was the best success book that they've read. Despite being written over 85 years ago its teachings are timeless and still very pertinent even today. This course represents the best of what we did (and learned) during our study group and is now offered exclusively through Skillshare.
In addition, you’ll be responsible for purchasing the book ($30) on your own. To participate during our Google+ video calls you’ll need to join the Google+ social networking site (free).
What You'll Get
I. Lesson 1: Definite Purpose
II. Lesson 2: Self-Confidence
III. Lesson 3: Initiative and Leadership
IV. Lesson 4: Imagination
V. Lesson 5: Action
VI. Lesson 6: Enthusiasm
VII. Lesson 7: Self-Control
VIII. Lesson 8: Habit of Performing More Service Than Paid For
IX. Lesson 9: Attractive Personality
X. Lesson 10: Accurate Thought
XI. Lesson 11: Concentration
XII. Lesson 12: Tolerance
XIII. Lesson 13: Failure
XIV. Lesson 14: Co-operation
XV. Lesson 15: The Golden Rule
Thank you Eric for putting this together and allowing me to participate. It’s a great book and a great forum to share, discuss, and reinforce. – SB
Thx for including me on your book club. I am impressed about how diligent you are. – AJ
Thanks for putting this together. I realize it was a lot of commitment and time from you end and you did a terrific job. – KP
I liked how you kept us on track. Thanks again for all of the effort you put into it. – DG
I really appreciate all of the work you did…kudos to you! You added a whole ton of extra value. Thank you to you for organizing it. It was wonderful; definitely enjoyed it; got a lot out of it. – TN
Great price for a course in which the sky is literally the limit with regard to the value you get out of it. Lays the foundation for solidifying your direction, perspective or philosophy on success in life.” - KG
Software QA professional by day and an instructor by night, I have designed and taught instructor-led and online courses for Northeastern University, the American Society for Quality, Percussion Software, SQE Training, the DJ Mix Academy and others. Over the years I've presented at several QA conferences and professional meetings. I have a BSEE from the University of Vermont and a passion for learning (and teaching, of course). I'm skilled at extracting important information from books I read, audiobooks I listen to and even instructional videos I watch into PowerPoint slides which I use to teach others. The books, audiobooks and videos I select for my book clubs, study groups and online courses are considered the 'best' in their category. They are typically works of non-fiction, have action items, exercises and/or a workbook, and are meant to be applied to your life for positive change.