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within the inconceivably short period of ten years, Mr. Ford mastered these three
handicaps, and that within twenty-ﬁve years he made himself one of the richest men in America. Connect with this fact, the additional knowledge that Mr.
Ford’s most rapid strides became noticeable, from the time he became a personal
friend of Thomas A. Edison, and you will begin to understand what the inﬂuence
of one mind upon another can accomplish. Go a step farther, and consider the
fact that Mr. Ford’s most outstanding achievements began from the time that
he formed the acquaintances of Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs, and Luther
Burbank, (each a man of great brain capacity), and you will have further evidence
that POWER may be produced through friendly alliance of minds.
There is little if any doubt that Henry Ford is one of the best informed men in the
business and industrial world. The question of his wealth needs no discussion.
Analyze Mr. Ford’s intimate personal friends, some of whom have already been
mentioned, and you will be prepared to understand the following statement:“Men take on the nature and the habits and the POWER OF THOUGHT of those
with whom they associate in a spirit of sympathy and harmony.”
Henry Ford whipped poverty, illiteracy, and ignorance by allying himself with
great minds, whose vibrations of thought he absorbed into his own mind. Through
his association with Edison, Burbank, Burroughs, and Firestone, Mr. Ford added
to his own brain power, the sum and substance of the intelligence, experience,
knowledge, and spiritual forces of these four men. Moreover, he appropriated,
and made use of the Master Mind principle through the methods of procedure
described in this book.
This principle is available to you! We have already mentioned Mahatma Gandhi. Perhaps the majority of those who have heard of Gandhi, look upon him as
merely an eccentric little man, who goes around without formal wearing apparel,
and makes trouble for the British Government.
In reality, Gandhi is not eccentric, but HE IS THE MOST POWERFUL MAN NOW
156 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH (Estimated by the number of his followers and their faith in their leader.) Moreover, he is probably the most powerful man who has ever lived. His power is passive, but it is real.
Let us study the method by which he attained his stupendous POWER. It may be
explained in a few words. He came by POWER through inducing over two hundred million people to coordinate, with mind and body, in a spirit of HARMONY,
for a DEFINITE PURPOSE.
In brief, Gandhi has accomplished a MIRACLE, for it is a miracle when two hundred million people can be induced-not forced-to cooperate in a spirit of HARMONY, for a limitless time. If you doubt that this is a miracle, try to induce ANY
TWO PEOPLE to cooperate in a spirit of harmony for any length of time.
Every man who manages a business knows what a difﬁcult matter it is to get employees to work together in a spirit even remotely resembling HARMONY.
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
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