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- Publisher: Zondervan (1992)
- ASIN: B008XNLJ92
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (709 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,909,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Think Big - Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence (Signed Copy)
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Taking the time to read and understand Dr. Carson will demonstrate that he is an ordinary man like you and I, problems and all. He deals with problems and mistakes with the following philoshopy of living:
T - Talents/time
H - Hope
I - Insight
N - Nice
K - Knowledge
B - Books
I - In-Depth
G - God
Do not judge this to be simplistic and trite...Dr. Carson explains with vivid examples how he utilizes this philosophy not only to live by, but to spread hope to those, like him that once had no hope in life.
I highly recommend this book, not only as an inspirational story about a current day medical hero, but as a book that can provide the framework to live your life or develop strong, positvie traits in your children.
Note: this book stands on its own merits and does not require previous reading from Dr. Carson's first book, "Gifted Hands". I read "Gifted Hands" shortly after reading "Think Big".
Books have become my best friend in shaping my mind and to increase my cognitive being in ways that are beyond my imagination. Whenever there is a subject that I have no knowledge of my local library has been my greatest source of information. Knowledge is power and a tool for success.
BUY THIS BOOK NOW AND READ IT!!
The first two chapters are really great. They suck you in and give you an idea into what Carson is looking to do with the book. However, roughly 52%-54% of the book is devoted to people Carson has met over his life and he writes of their amazing lives and/or abilities. This is where, I think, the book was misleading.
I believe it to be misleading, because, even though I expected some autobiographical information to help make points on his THINK BIG philosophy, I wasn't expecting a book where a little more than half of it is an acknowledgment. I'm all for giving credit where it's due, and I'm glad Carson doesn't think that he did it all on his own, but I never got the impression that he would spend so much time covering these other individuals that are very vague in helping to make points on his THINK BIG philosophy.
What do I mean by vague? He starts off the book describing these individuals without diving into without describing what he believes THINK BIG is to his audience. Several times I read, "*INSERT NAME*, who thinks big...," and I was left wondering what it meant, in Carson's definition, to THINK BIG. I think it would have been more appropriate to describe what THINK BIG is followed by talking about the other individuals. This would help to drive home points better and it would be clearer how these individuals thought big in Carson's definition.
The second half of the book is where it's really at!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not one of the great self-improvement books but still a decent read. The key takeaway is always always be reading and learning new material.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the 3rd book I've read by Ben Carson:) This one should be required reading by junior high school age kids. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rebecca Haynes-Stinchcomb
Great book by a great man. We need more people of all races to emulate his life in America.Published 2 months ago by Suthrn
It's regrettable this preeminently reasonable man is not the Republican nominee.Published 2 months ago by Mr. Smith
My 10 year old son loves reading this book. A lot of great information.Published 3 months ago by linda Robin
Very interesting to read about Ben Carson's career, the people who influenced him along the way, the ups and downs in his practice, the successes and disappointments, the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by SusieQ