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Dennis Paul Kimbro

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Management Consultant
Author

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Learn How To Say 'I Can.'

Birthplace

Born:
12/29/1950
Birth Location:
Jersey City, New Jersey

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Management Consultant
Author

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Learn How To Say 'I Can.'

Birthplace

Born:
12/29/1950
Birth Location:
Jersey City
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Biography

Author of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, Dennis Kimbro was born December 29, 1950, in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 1972, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He later earned his PhD in political science at Northwestern University, researching wealth and poverty in underdeveloped countries.

Kimbro wrote Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice as an updating and extension of the work of Napoleon Hill, who wrote the 1937 bestseller Think and Grow Rich after researching the practices of highly successful persons, and who left at his death an unfinished manuscript directed towards African Americans. Kimbro was commissioned by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to complete the manuscript. Published in 1991, Kimbro and Hill's book became a number-one bestseller.

Clients of Kimbro’s lectures have included General Motors, Walt Disney, Frito-Lay and Wells Fargo. He has appeared on television shows including Today and CNN’s Larry King Live, and in publications including Success, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. He is listed in Who’s Who in Black America; a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Achievement Award; and a past Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University. In addition, in 1996, he served as one of eight national judges for the prestigious Ernst & Young USA Today Entrepreneur of the Year, held in Palm Springs, California.

In 2005, Kimbro’s second edition of What Keeps Me Standing: A Black Grandmother’s Guide to Peace, Hope & Inspiration was released. He is married, lives in Atlanta and is the father of three daughters.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his father's experience in World War II
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes Kearny, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls Columbia Elementary School in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls those who influenced him to pursue education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dennis Paul Kimbro reflects upon the education of the African American community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dennis Paul Kimbro remembers the assassinations of civil rights figures
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes New Jersey's Teaneck High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls New Jersey's race relations in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls his decision to attend the University of Oklahoma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the process of writing his first book
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dennis Paul Kimbro remembers pledging Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his studiousness
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls his parents' thoughts on him attending college
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the nine values of greatness, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the nine values of greatness, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the nine values of greatness, pt. 3
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls his interview with Johnnetta B. Cole
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the nine values of greatness, pt. 4
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the nine values of greatness, pt. 5
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dennis Paul Kimbro remembers a lesson from William Clement Stone
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the publication of 'What Makes the Great Great'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dennis Paul Kimbro remembers how he struggled financially in the 1990s
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his book 'Daily Motivations for African-American Success'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the impact of 'What Makes the Great Great'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes the inspiration for 'What Keeps Me Standing'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes 'What Keeps Me Standing,' pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes 'What Keeps Me Standing,' pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls Janey Coverdale's letter on forgiveness
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dennis Paul Kimbro recalls his decision to become a professor
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes his future projects
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dennis Paul Kimbro reflects upon the success of Barbara L. Thomas
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dennis Paul Kimbro describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dennis Paul Kimbro reflects upon his life