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The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can't Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again Hardcover – April 27, 2009

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Every year, millions of people fall victim to a debilitating disease—a disease that cripples careers, destroys relationships, and undermines the health and happiness of the entire world. This disease is responsible for poverty, crime, war, natural disasters, and our economic ills. It has had no name until now—it's called small thinking. Its hallmarks are a failure of imagination and a disbelief in human possibility.

In The Think Big Manifesto, Michael Port calls you, and the world, to action by offering a simple solution to a serious syndrome. Think big, commit to quantum change, envision your future, climb your mountains, and incite the revolution our society needs—if it is to survive.

But it takes a personal revolution to stop accepting what is and start energetically creating what is possible. You can't wait until later to do big things. It's up to you to achieve your dreams, to head in the right direction, and to keep your focus. If you think you've waited too long, that there's no point anyway, or that it's too late—that's just small thinking.

But even the most talented and self-confident among us often forget to think big. It's not always easy to do. That's why The Think Big Manifesto is not your average motivational guide. In these pages are ten fundamental principles for thinking big and a personal code of conduct for changing the way you approach the world—today. The time has come. Port urges you not to sit back, hesitate, or wait. He awakens your big-thinking self. He stirs the contagious, catalytic power of once dormant big thoughts that are now ready to be released. He asks you to look inward, outward, and upward—to think bigger about who you are and what you offer the world.

The Think Big Manifesto is about changing every aspect of your life—from the way you work to the way you relate to friends, family, and community. With real examples that inspire and inform—like the high school dropout who built a $100 million business or the hedge fund manager who became an organic dairy farmer—The Think Big Manifesto isn't only about thinking big in your career, but about your very place in the world.

Are you ready to lead the change you wish to see in the world? Your Think Big Revolution starts right here, right now—with you.

About the Author

Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, and The Contrarian Effect, all from Wiley. He is the creator of ThinkBigRevolution.com, a global social networking site for big thinkers, has been called a "marketing guru" by the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on every major television network.

Mina Samuels is a freelance writer and editor. A former lawyer, she works on a wide range of topics including business, finance, legal issues, biography, sports, and fiction.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470432373
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470432372
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm halfway through the book, and this book is an empty suit. You can sum the message up in two simple sentences.

Think big. Don't think small.

There, I just saved you a bunch of time, and the price of a book.

Seriously, it is hard to imagine writing an entire book that just keeps repeating the same thing over and over again. Can I have a refund please?
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Author could have said it in one page, did not need a whole book. He repeated the title over and over and over and over and over and over and over,... need I say more?
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Sadly, this book was a great disappointment. Page after page was the same and there didn't seem to be anything groundbreaking here the the constant call to Think Big became annoying. Do not waste your money...if you have half a brain you are already thinking beyond this book.
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I read this book as a favor to a friend.

I did it to be courteous.

Frankly, I was going to speed-read the book just so I honestly could say that I had read it. I am a busy guy, and I had a lot of other books that were higher on my "need to read" list.

I rapidly skimmed the first 5 pages or so.

Then I stopped.

I went back and starting reading slowly.

You see, I had that delightful experience that doesn't happen to me very often... I had run across a book that delighted me by wildly exceeding my expectations.

I read a lot of "self-help" and "business philosophy" books (it's part of what I do for a living, let's leave it at that), and most of them are tripe.

This book is different. Very different.

While I was reading The Think Big Manifesto, I was, by turns, challenged, provoked, charmed and even once or twice annoyed. And I found myself thinking BIGGER about myself and what I bring to the world by the time I reached the last page.

And not one time did Mr. Port use any of the normal "motivational speaker" tricks, nor did he trot out any over-used cliches like "your attitude determines your altitude".

As I said, this book is different.

A fresh view on what it means to "think bigger" (and no, this is NOT a "get rick quick" book... FAR FROM IT.)

This is NOT one of those ephemeral "little books" that come and go like a fad; yes, you CAN read it in a couple of hours. But it will stick with you much longer. And if you're like me, you'll find yourself reading it a second time, with a pen and notebook at your side.

Highest recommendation!
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Why read the recent reviews? I'll explain in a sec. But first, my comments.

I am a Michael Port fan and feel that Book Yourself Solid was a truly excellent book. And I think that this book, The Think Big <whatever>, is pretty bad. The name itself is misleading as the book is a shamble, a ramble and rant, all packaged up as if it actually makes some sense. Probably the worst part, IMO, is the first thirty-something largely self-indulgent and incoherent pages where he just goes on and on about injustices in the world and the pending revolution that we need: "...There's a war on. There's some heavy environmental stress that's coming to a boil, so to speak. There's too much poverty. There are children who cannot read...." As if this is news, a crisis or in fact, something that has not been the case for millennia. In fact, most of the things that he cites as precipitators of the need for the <whatever> (including slavery in the US) are things that have improved radically within the last 20-50 years. The book is not about these things, nor is it really about you changing the world or your life.

The title includes the word Manifesto, which I think is an inappropriate use of that word and very misleading. Our US Declaration of Independence is a manifesto. It starts with a clear statement of conditions and principles, and then outlines a specific course of actions. Generally a manifesto combines these actions in a new way, or comes up with some new actions. Jason Fried's book, Rework, which I am not crazy about, at least adheres to this model. The Think Big <whatever> literally closes with platitudes that are either obvious or just plain silly. That final section includes him letting the readers know that "I love you very much (but not in a weird way)....
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I am a professional marriage and family therapist, and first discovered Michael Port when I bought his Book Yourself Solid book to further grow my practice. Other reviewers on this site have said that they are surprised that the Think Big Manifesto was written by Michael Port, given what else he has written. They say that the Manifesto is full of repetition and only has one idea in it: Think Big. They say that his other books provided direction, whereas this one did not.

They are right and wrong. They are right in that this book does not provide any concrete steps or a list of principles to follow. They are wrong in thinking this means the book is a failure.

In my work as a counselor, I constantly come across difficulty people have in integrating emotion and internal issues with actions and behaviors. It is as though we, as a society, seem to think that everything can be solved with steps, schedules, tools, tips, medication, money, programs, etc. The influence and importance of our own emotions, thought-patterns, beliefs, motivations, and paradigms is often ignored or ridiculed as "fluff." Both structure and the internal human experience are important. Focus only on the latter and you live a chaotic experience; focus only on the former and lose the "life" in your life.

Michael's book is not a how-to book. It addresses how powerful and influential, for better or for worse, our view of ourselves and the world can be. This book is not meant to leave you with a list of things to do, or a concrete system. This book is meant to permeate into your thoughts and change your paradigm. I agree with the reviewer that said this should be approached like an exercise plan.
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