Mr. Carnegie, impressed by Hill's work, challenged him to go out and interview 500 successful men and women to discover an overriding formula for success. Many of his introductions were secured through personal recommendations from others he had previously interviewed.
The Law of Success was printed as a series of 15 books and it took him over 20 years to produce the final version. That in itself is a definition of success.He took people on a journey of self-discovery, until they themselves realized the secret. He did not lay it out front and center, for he believed that people would learn better by doing their own research rather than just being told.
Having said all of the above, I wondered if I could become an expert on anything solely by reading various books. I thought about this as I worked my way through the massive tome and have come to the conclusion that although just about anything can be learned from reading books, the complete story is not there. Real life helps balance knowledge and put things in perspective. A book has static information, which may be good, but you need to supplement with new ideas and different approaches.
I would recommend The Law of Success for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there is something of value for everyone in the read. Perhaps not as popular as his book Think and Grow Rich, it nonetheless has nuggets of inspiration everywhere.