PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We’ve all heard the term “ghost writer” but here’s a case where the ghost is not just hidden but really dead.

Napoleon Hill was once the king of motivational writers. His book “Think and Grow Rich” was a phenomenon in 1937 and he wrote other volumes too but the immediate sequel “Outwitting the Devil” was unpublished until now.

Hill’s wife and later her sister found it too earthshaking, but its annotator Sharon Lechter says this is the perfect time.

“Truly I think there was a greater power at work. I think this book was truly intended to come out today because as you probably imagine there’s a lot of young people today that don’t know who Napoleon Hill is. They haven’t read Think and Grow Rich, and this book really has made a huge impact.”

Lechter says the point is we are all our own CEO’s and with her observations we don’t have to read Napoleon solo.

Reported By John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio

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