October Book of the Month: Acres of Diamonds

October 8, 2012

Acres of Diamonds first published in 1921. It is still valid today, and provides valuable lessons to anyone attempting to achieve success in life. Russell Conwell’s book was developed from a speech he delivered to church congregations over 5,000 times. The proceeds he earned from this speech created a fortune, which he used to found Temple University in Philadelphia. His famous Acres of Diamonds speech helped countless individuals to come into the knowledge of the meaning of true wealth and how to attain it without getting sidetracked by selfishness and greed.

Conwell uses this story to illustrate that success often lies close at hand, if you are willing to open your eyes and mind to opportunity. He further suggests that most people are “pygmies of their possible selves,” rarely achieving the potential of their innate abilities or local opportunities. Conwell also discusses his basic philosophy of business and gives several rules, or suggestions, for budding entrepreneurs.

Acres of Diamonds is another timeless read, full of applicable fundamental principles that can make a difference in your life.


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