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image Few individuals impact the day-to-day management of organizations and institutions as Dr. Dennis Kimbro. A tireless educator, best-selling author, and business school professor, Dr. Kimbro is universally characterized as an authority on leadership, wealth, and success. As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship, and human potential, Dr. Kimbro encourages people to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment.

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a master's degree and doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. After his course work, Dr. Kimbro began interviewing scores of America's most notable achievers, eventually leading to the question: How can impoverished Black Americans pull themselves out of their poverty and reach their full potential?

Dr. Kimbro studied the methodology of Napoleon Hill, author of the phenomenal best seller Think and Grow Rich, and decided to do what Hill had done in the 1930s. Kimbro developed a survey to use among peak performing Black Americans. Two years later, he learned from the foundation bearing Hill's name that Hill himself had drafted a book in 1970 that explored the identical question. Moreover, Hill had written nearly one hundred pages on the subject, which turned out to be his last work. After a personal meeting with W. Clement Stone, president of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Dr. Kimbro was commissioned to update and complete Hill's original manuscript. Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice is the result of Dr. Kimbro and Hill's efforts. The book distills the success secrets of peak performing men and women and reveals how readers can use these secrets to make their dreams come true.

Dr. Kimbro has received numerous honors from the business community, including the Dale Carnegie Personal Achievement Award. Dr. Kimbro currently teaches on the faculty at the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration, and is a certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer and leadership coach. Dr. Kimbro's writings have influenced countless people around the globe and in the boardrooms of such major companies as General Motors, Walt Disney Corp., Citigroup, Apple Computer, Exxon Mobil, NIKE, to name a few.

He is the author of several books including Daily Motivations for African American Success and the highly acclaimed What Makes the Great Great: Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement. His fifth book The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires—the long awaited sequel to Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice—promises to be another best seller.

Dr. Kimbro has appeared on the Today Show, Larry King, and CNN, and has been featured in Success! ,the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and USA Today. Dr. Kimbro's highest honor occurred when the National Black MBA Association presented him with the 2005 H. Naylor Fitzhugh Award given to recipients considered to be among the top professors in the nation.

Dennis is married and the father of three daughters, Kelli, Kimberli, and MacKenzie.

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