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56 man, but of a man of EDUCATION. Any man is educated who knows where to
57 get knowledge when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into
58 definite plans of action. Through the assistance of his "Master Mind" group,
59 Henry Ford had at his command all the specialized knowledge he needed to
60 enable him to become one of the wealthiest men in America. It was not essential
61 that he have this knowledge in his own mind. Surely no person who has
62 sufficient inclination and intelligence to read a book of this nature can possibly
63 miss the significance of this illustration.
64 Before you can be sure of your ability to transmute DESIRE into its monetary
65 equivalent, you will require SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE of the service,
66 merchandise, or profession which you intend to offer in return for fortune.
67 Perhaps you may need much more specialized knowledge than you have the
68 ability or the inclination to acquire, and if this should be true, you may bridge
69 your weakness through the aid of your "Master Mind" group.
70 Andrew Carnegie stated that he, personally, knew nothing about the technical
71 end of the steel business; moreover, he did not particularly care to know
72 anything about it. The specialized knowledge which he required for the
73 manufacture and marketing of steel, he found available through the individual
74 units of his MASTER MIND GROUP .
75 The accumulation of great fortunes calls for POWER, and power is acquired
76 through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but
77 that knowledge does not, necessarily, have to be in the possession of the man
78 who accumulates the fortune.
79 The preceding paragraph should give hope and encouragement to the man with
80 ambition to accumulate a fortune, who has not possessed himself of the
81 necessary "education" to supply such specialized knowledge as he may require.
82 Men sometimes go through life suffering from "inferiority complexes," because
83 they are not men of "education." The man who can organize and direct a
84 "Master Mind" group of men who possess knowledge useful in the accumulation
85 of money, is just as much a man of education as any man in the group.

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