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equivalent, you will require SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE of the service, merchandise, or profession which you intend to offer in return for fortune. Perhaps 65 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH you may need much more specialized knowledge than you have the ability or the
inclination to acquire, and if this should be true, you may bridge your weakness
through the aid of your “Master Mind” group.
Andrew Carnegie stated that he, personally, knew nothing about the technical
end of the steel business; moreover, he did not particularly care to know anything
about it. The specialized knowledge which he required for the manufacture and
marketing of steel, he found available through the individual units of his MASTER MIND GROUP.
The accumulation of great fortunes calls for POWER, and power is acquired
through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but
that knowledge does not, necessarily, have to be in the possession of the man who
accumulates the fortune.
The preceding paragraph should give hope and encouragement to the man with
ambition to accumulate a fortune, who has not possessed himself of the necessary
“education” to supply such specialized knowledge as he may require. Men sometimes go through life suffering from “inferiority complexes,” because they are not
men of “education.” The man who can organize and direct a “Master Mind” group
of men who possess knowledge useful in the accumulation of money, is just as
much a man of education as any man in the group. REMEMBER THIS, if you suffer from a feeling of inferiority, because your schooling has been limited.
Thomas A. Edison had only three months of “schooling” during his entire life. He
did not lack education, neither did he die poor. Henry Ford had less than a sixth
grade “schooling” but he has managed to do pretty well by himself, ﬁnancially.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE is among the most plentiful, and the cheapest
forms of service which may be had! If you doubt this, consult the payroll of any
IT PAYS TO KNOW HOW TO PURCHASE KNOWLEDGE
First of all, decide the sort of specialized knowledge you require, and the purpose
for which it is needed. To a large extent your major purpose in life, the goal toward which you are working, will help determine what knowledge you need.
With this question settled, your next move requires that you have accurate information concerning dependable sources of knowledge. The more important of
these are: 66 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH (a) One’s own experience and education
(b) Experience and education available through cooperation of others (Master
(c) Colleges and Universities
(d) Public Libraries (Through books and periodicals in which may be found all
the knowledge organized by civilization)
(e) Special Training Courses (Through night schools and home study schools in
As knowledge is acquired it must be organized and put into use, for a deﬁnite
purpose, through practical plans. Knowledge has no value except that which can
be gained from its application toward som...
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