Think Big

Ben Carson

Rating: 5/5

Think Big-Ben Carson

After telling the story of how he overcame an inner-city background to become a world renowned neurosurgeon (Gifted Hands), Dr. Ben Carson now gives an inspirational look at the philosophy of life that helped him meet life's obstacles and leap over them. In this follow-up to his best-selling Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson prescribes his personal formula for success. And who could that a man who has transformed himself from a ghetto kid into the most celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon in the world? With an acrostic, Dr. Carson spells out his philosophy of living: T-Talents/time: Recognize them as gifts. H -Hope for all good things and be honest. I -Insight from people and good books. N -Be nice to all people. K -Knowledge: Recognize it as the key to living. B -Books: Read them actively. I -In-depth learning skills: Develop them. G -God: Never get too big for Him. The acrostic means “Think Big” and that emphasizes how to evaluate and respond to problems in order to overcome them and make the most of your inner potential.

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Social/Historical context:

This book was written in 1997 and was Ben Carson’s first book. This book has been read by millions of people and since 1997, it has been a great inspiration for people. It tells you to Think Big and I feel that this message “Think Big” shows that people should think outside the box, not only that, but to pursue their dreams.


Writing Style:

This book is written in first person and through that perspective, Ben Carson tells us about his philosophy in words that the reader would be able to understand. He uses common language to convey his messages and makes the reader want to read more and more.


My Thoughts:

This book was a very good read and the message I got was to never give up, also to not lose heart when I do bad on something whether it be something important or not. I think everybody should read this book, not only people that need to know how think and what ways to think but also people who already know these techniques of thinking. I would rate this book a 5/5 stars because it was just a book that I enjoyed while reading. The acrostic I mentioned in the paragraph above states that we should not only Think Big but also try to understand of what we have to do and what we are doing.


Book Reviewed by Abhay Katyal

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