In this follow-up to his best-selling Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson prescribes his personal formula for success. And who could better advise than 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. Think Big emphasizes how to evaluate and respond to problems in order to overcome them and make the most of your inner potential. Written in the tradition of his best-selling autobiography Gifted Hands, Think Big is guaranteed to touch the hearts of readers everywhere.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 9 Part 1 Giving Their Best and Thinking Big 1. Do It Better! 13 2. My Mother, Sonya Carson 31 3. Mentors, Inspirers, and Influencers 56 4. Medical Mentors 69 5. Other Significant People 87 6. Builders for Eternity 97 7. Parents and Patients 110 8. Taking Risks 124 9. Not Enough 135 Part 2 You Can Give Your Best and Think Big 10. Thinking Big 147 11. Honesty Shows 165 12. Insightful Thoughts 172 13. Nice Guys Finish 189 14. Knowledge Counts 200 15. Books Are for Reading 213 16. In-depth Learning 226 17. Caution: God at Work 238 18. Reaching for Success 25
Dr. Benjamin Carson is professor and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the author of two other best-selling books, Gifted Hands and Think Big. A widely respected role model, he shares motivational insights with inner-city kids and corporate executives alike. He serves on the corporate boards of The Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and American's Promise among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. He lives with his wife, Candy, and three sons in Baltimore County, Maryland.