The Earnspiration Report (Issue 4) – May 2014

Think and grow rich“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich.

Published in 1937, Think and Grow Rich is one of the classic self-improvement books and has sold over 70 million copies worldwide since.

The book is based on some twenty years of research by Napoleon Hill, interviewing people who had achieved great wealth in their lifetimes and condenses this down into 13 principles for personal success.

Although the book was written over 70 years ago, the principles behind the content are just as relevant to the world of today, as they would have been back in the 1930s, when the USA was recovering from the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression.

Think and Grow Rich is available in the open domain and you can download a copy for free at

As Napoleon Hill states, the pursuit of knowledge is the way to success, so here are 44 fantastic articles and videos that will help you grow your career and become more successful:


Here’s what recruiters focus on when they’re reading your CV

Learning how to set strategy and stick with it is “a critical skill set for executives’ advancement”

The graduation advice we wish we’d been given

Help! my new boss hates me!

How to deal with a job you don’t like


How to lose $35 million and remain a success

Where anyone can be an entrepreneur, with none of the risk

Creating a 300 million dollar adventure travel company with Bruce Poon Tip

How to successfully scale your startup (SlideShare)

Starting a consulting firm? 10 reasons your clients need you

How Alibaba’s Jack Ma conquered China

Leadership & management

Alibaba looks more like GE than Google

Top 50 leadership and management experts

A better way to define your company (used by McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Apple)

Get your team to do what it says it’s going to do

Beyond empowerment – are we ready for the self-managed organization? Doug Kirkpatrick at TEDxChicago (YouTube)

Business skills

Why you should always make the first offer in a negotiation

Clock’s ticking: a simple tool to pitch your idea in 15 seconds

Vision Is the secret to making money

Pitching tips from Richard Branson

How to execute a 15-word strategy statement

Personal branding / online profile

How a personal brand can help reimagine your future

About my personal brand…

9 steps to build your personal brand (and your career)

A dozen ways to build your personal brand in an online world

Personal development

How to rewire your brain for success

How to learn any language in six months: Chris Lonsdale at TEDxLingnanUniversity (YouTube)

Why your life needs a mission statement

What to do when you have too many ideas (and not enough time)


53 freelancing mistakes that are costing you clients, cash, and credibility

How to start freelancing with no experience

Marketing & media

The products we would create if we had to start from scratch

How to create a business blogging plan

Global 2000: the world’s largest media companies of 2014

Increasing search traffic by 20,000 visitors per month without full CMS access – here’s how…

How to develop a LinkedIn content strategy


It’s official: London is now billionaires’ playground

Three underrated reasons for Berkshire Hathaway’s enormous success

Self-made billionaires around the globe: where and why they thrive


London flat ‘sells for £140m’ to become the city’s most valuable property

Buying a home is the best investment most of us ever make, but ask yourself these questions first

The village stocks

‘Sorry – baby boomers really did have it all’

The squeezed middle are doomed

Scotland Yard’s IT chief gets £400,000 package

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