The Master Key System - Charles F. Haanel

The Master Key System

By Charles F. Haanel

  • Release Date: 2010-08-05
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 178 Ratings


THE Master Key System is a personal development book by Charles F. Haanel that was originally published as a correspondence course in 1912. Though originally a 24 week correspondence course, it was published in book form in 1916. 
Along with "The Science of Getting Rich", by Wallace D. Wattles, the Master Key System is the source of Rhonda Byrne's inspiration for the book and the film "The Secret" (2006). 
Charles F. Haanel was an American author, millionaire, entrepreneur, and businessman who belonged to several Masonic societies, the American Scientific League, The Author’s League of America, The American Society of Psychical Research, the St. Louis Humane Society, and the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce.
The Master Key System has gained popularity in recent years, in no small part from its influence on the film The Secret, but also in part from a number of other rumors. The two most prominent are that it was the source of Bill Gates' inspiration and success behind Microsoft, and that the book was banned by the Church. It states that Gates discovered the book as a student at Harvard. He was so inspired he dropped out and went on to found Microsoft. Several sources refer to this story, however there remains no verified reference that this is anything but a rumor. Similarly, there are accounts that the book dropped out of sight partly as a result of being banned by the Church. This would presumably be the Roman Catholic Church.  - from Wikipedia - 


  • A book of great wisdom

    By Chelbe101
    I have been seeking for a book like this for my entire adult life. Now, at 47, i have discovered it.
  • Week by week. Follow the suggestion.

    By 20 not 100
    The notes at the end of each chapter are helpful to review. I was unemployed and broke when I started reading this book 24 weeks ago. I went through all 24 chapters one week at a time. I’ve had some challenges, but my life has improve dramatically. I’ve followed the suggestions and experienced dramatic growth in terms of my spiritual, professional, and personal life.
  • Wow

    By mnm201314
    Thank you so very much. I . To . All
  • Greatness!!!!!

    By Yahkeem
    This book is a must read! I've read many books on the "mind" this is by far one of the best.
  • The Master Key System

    By Aquamoon77
    Inspiring and motivating! Highly recommend this one!
  • Powerful

    By philhoffman
    This is a very powerful and empowering book. I checked it out because of DMac's podcast. Couldn't put it down. Read and re-read. A great book full of personal insights.
  • My favorite book, but this is not audio version

    By Debbiepta
    This is a GREAT book, but be careful, I bought this and it would not play on itunes because it is not an audiobook.
  • Truly life changing.

    By gin®ret
    The Secret introduced me to the laws of attraction years ago, but The Master Key System taught me how to put the laws into motion. Having experienced "The Secret" firsthand, I wanted to learn how to harness this great power. The book is easy to follow with weekly exercises to strengthen your ability to concentrate, thus strengthening your ability to visualize your perfect world and witness the universe create the circumstances for you to achieve anything. This should be taught in schools. I highly recommend. David Strickel
  • The master key

    By P. Lenon
    This book is life changing. My quest for wisdom and understanding, awarded me the opportunity to find this treasure. I am finally happy, because this book has taught me that all the answers for my most perplexing questions are already inside. Thank you
  • Real secret

    By Hopeisland
    The Secret film was mainly inspired by this book. This book is real secret I think highly recommended book.