Blount to speak at Napoleon Hill Day on Oct. 29
speaker and former professional basketball player Corie Blount is the featured
speaker for the annual Napoleon Hill Day at The University of Virginia’s
College at Wise on Monday, Oct. 29.
The event is
part of the College’s annual commemoration of the birthday of Napoleon Hill,
the Wise County native and author of “Think and Grow Rich” and other
motivational books. Blount’s lecture,
which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. in the David J. Prior
Blount was named
the California Player of the Year and the National Jr. College Player of the
Year. He played at the University of
Cincinnati and he helped the team reach the Final Four in 1992 and the Elite
Eight in 1993. The Chicago Bulls drafted
him in1993. Blount was the 25th pick in the NBA draft that year. He spent 11
seasons in the league with various teams. Blount retired from the league in
he became an assistant basketball coach for the men’s team at the University of
Cincinnati, and he enrolled to pursue his degree in criminal justice. He was the first of his family to receive a
degree from a four-year university.
Blount was so
inspired by his achievement and graduation that he founded Gradu8 Inc. After a few minor set backs, Blount is on a
mission to tell his story of success and failure so that he can increase awareness
of the choices and consequences that define character.
Hill Foundation is sponsoring Blount’s visit to UVa-Wise. Headquartered on the UVa-Wise campus, the
Napoleon Hill Foundation is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to
promoting Hill’s philosophy.
was born in poverty in a one-room cabin on the Pound River on Oct. 26, 1883. From these humble beginnings, the Wise County
native became an advisor to presidents. During the early 20th
century, Hill interviewed the nation’s most successful business leaders,
including Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford.
From those interviews and more conducted over 20 years, Hill compiled
his eight-volume set “The Law of Success,” a collection of the philosophy of
individual achievement. He later
condensed his research to compile “Think and Grow Rich,” often called one of
the most important motivational books ever written.
in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich” has sold millions of copies worldwide and
continues to appear on the list of top business books. In this classic on personal achievement, Hill
introduced the concept “whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can
achieve.” Seventeen principles form
Hill’s philosophy of personal achievement include cultivating a burning desire,
faith, and persistence in the attainment of goals. Hill’s writings are still
must-reads for business professionals.
For more information, contact the Napoleon Hill Foundation at 276-328-6700.