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.
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 Roman Catholic 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.
I listened to the whole audio book before and I always wanted to study this course. So in the next 24 weeks I will follow this course week by week. REMEMBER The reader is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. I will blog about the highlight of each chapter and what open up to me. So stay tune and good day. : )