NAPOLEON HILL, born in Pound, Southwest Virginia in 1883, was a very successful American author in the area of the new thought movementÃ¯Â¿Â½one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. The turning point in HillÃ¯Â¿Â½s life occurred in the year 1908 when he interviewed the industrialist Andrew CarnegieÃ¯Â¿Â½one of the most powerful men in the world at that time, as part of an assignmentÃ¯Â¿Â½an interview which ultimately led to the publication of Think and Grow Rich, one of his best-selling books of all time. The book examines the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. Hill, who had even served as the advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933-36, passed away at the age of 87.