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Publisher's Summary

With more than six million copies sold worldwide, David Schwartz's timeless guide and best-selling phenomenon, The Magic of Thinking Big, is now available for the first time as an unabridged audio edition.

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

Filled with easy-to-understand advice, this unabridged audio edition - perfect for gift giving - will put you on the road to changing the way you think, helping you work better, manage smarter, earn more money, achieve your goals, and, most importantly, live a fuller, happier life.

©1959, 1965 Prentice Hall. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Simple and practical

Definitively a must-read! The examples given by the author are interesting and can be applied.

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One of my favourite books

Really well written book. Has great information throughout. This book is most definitely a must read

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inspiring

so good I'm going to listen to it again and read it. great lessons in this book

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Thank you

I thought the book was fantastic the production the narration the writing everything was perfect I find I could really relate to a lot of it as I grew up homeless and on the streets and in group homes now I have my own family because I thought big I own my own house I own my own company because I thought big

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  • 888
  • 2018-12-02

great book ..... no words... love it

love it will listen couple more times for sure really valuable book I would suggest this book everyone who I know

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GOOD BOOK

I definitely recommend this book to everyone. I just think it could've been condensed to 3 hours instead of 6..it's way too long

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This book 100% let me to be a multimillionaire at 27 years old

I found this book, and read it when I was 16 years old, I made changes in my life, adapting to his recommendations. I always put the Lord first in my life. I found that what he was asking us to do was very biblical in standards. I started my quest for wealth always serving, loving others, and donating time ,treasure, and talent. I never scrimped at giving away money, or serving my fellow man. At 27 years old I was a multimillionaire and had reached all my financial goals. This book is as relevant as it was in 1956 as it is today… As I listen to it again in 2022. I am re-birthing into a new season, God has got me on a new path… For my next season… I thought I would revisit and listen and read this book again… Still amazing, on point… My favourite book of all time next to the Bible.

Don’t short yourself, get this book, and follow it… Change your life and everyone’s life around you.

Steve Casey Calgary Alberta Canada

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Bien, mais beneficierait grandement d’une ré-Edition

Probablement ecris dans les années 60’ (nombreuses references au salaire, prix aliments et generalités sur les « femmes à la maison et hommes pourvoyeurs ».
Le livre est une longue énumération de conseils pratique sur la vie. À moins que vous n’ayez jamais lu de livre de croissance personelle, rien de nouveau ici.
Beaucoup beaucoup de trucs et astuces. Mais trop c’est comme pas assez i.e Ça devient fastidieux a lire.

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Good but dated

I enjoyed the ideas in the book and have already started using some of them.

The author is clearly speaking directly to men which made it less enjoyable to me.

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Beautifully done!

This audiobook was beautifully recorded; the voice was very clear and very easy to listen to. Truly enjoyed this experience! Thank you

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  • Peter
  • 2016-02-20

Seriously probably the most impactful book I have ever read!

I love this book! So many golden nuggets and practical applications in daily life. I know I have to re read this book very soon.

I love self- help books, and this book stands out from the crowd in a grand way for me. I'm not sure it it's the timing where I am in my life or if it's simply the book itself - that's up to you. However the practical steps in the end of every chapter and topic is in itself priceless. One example for the beginning of the book that I immediately took to heart is:

"How can you live with people and not understand how they thing and feel?!" This is so interesting to think about and the author carries on to think about two different persons that you know, think about the most successful one and the least success if one. Compare them: what do the they do differently? What can you learn from this?

I was almost afraid to carry on reading sometimes because I felt the limitless potential of myself.

I would like to finish this review with citing the book from my head:
" nothing beats seeing yourself grow to be more successful. Nothing is more challenging to try and make the best out of one self"

With that said. I hope you are trying your best in everything you do. If not read this book and try again!

Thanks to Tim ferris and also IBM (Internet business mastery) podcast for recommending this book. I owe you.

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  • Vickie Kos
  • 2017-08-22

Top 10

This is in my top 10 favorite books (and now audio) it may be #1 at this point but I love everything that it offers and value each and every story presented. Great way to explain things that make it stick. Would recommend to anyone as it covers so many topics!

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  • 2016-04-21

So good I couldnt stop listening

This book is a mind changer. It really helped me in my journey to become a better version of myself. The author uses very good examples of productive and counter-productive behavior. He also gives practical advise to become succesful regarless of what you do, if you have an open mind this book can help you gain friends, better job opportunities, money.. and anything else your heart desires.

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  • Joey
  • 2016-05-23

what we all need to hear

I bought this as recommended by Tim Ferris in 4 hour work week. Profound in its simplicity. Nothing new or groundbreaking At the same time it's something we all need to hear. Again and again. Until we're writing our own books.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-08-21

Very Dated

There are some good points in the book but it's just extremely out of date. I understand a lot of these principles and concepts are timeless, but so many of the examples and the context was out of date. To me it is like a watered down much less compelling version of "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill. I found much Think and Grow Rich to be more far reaching, interesting and useful. I was actually glad to get to the end of this book, it was a tough listen. It felt like I was listening to Ward Cleaver lecture on "Leave it to Beaver".

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  • Julian G.
  • 2016-02-13

Finally "read" the classic

Heard a lot about this book. Well worth the read. It's been a nice "end" to the self-help kick I've been on for the last few months.

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  • Mary K Morris
  • 2017-05-26

Fantastic read!

This book was packed with great ideas. I wanted to listen to the whole bill at once. I found it very helpful to my life and business.

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  • Chima N
  • 2016-04-21

Good book

lasting principles for anyone seeking to be a high achiever. it's all in the size of our thoughts

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  • Robert C. Meutsch
  • 2016-02-19

Chocked full of insight, amazing book!

Common sense and wisdom in spades. Geared for business and selling, but can be used for everyday relationship building. Older terminology and perspective, but still valuable with a bit of imagination and mental updating.

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  • Adam
  • 2016-02-09

The magic of freeking awesomeness!!!

Before this book I had lost my dreams, I was in a low paying job that I didn't enjoy I had tried starting my own business and failed and almost decided to move to Puerto Rico because I couldn't live a mediocre life and so being poor on the beach would be better than being a junior software developer working 15 hours a day for the rest of the foreseeable future. My dream is to be an entrepreneur and because of this book I know now how I can do it! I have bought the audio and hard copy and plan to implement everything that it teaches so I can reach my dreams. Thank you to the author and producers!

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  • 2017-08-09

Extremely dated information

Ce livre n'était pas pour vous, mais à qui aurait-il pu plaire ?

I honestly can't think who would like to read it because there're so many great books out there. Why bother with this?

Qu'est-ce qui a été le plus décevant dans l'histoire de David Schwartz ?

This book has outdated information and tells it in a very simplistic way.

Qui auriez-vous pu choisir comme narrateur à la place de Jason Culp ?

The narrator is OK.

Si vous pouviez prendre la place de l'éditeur, quelle(s) scène(s) auriez-vous pu couper de The Magic of Thinking Big ?

All the information that is too old now and some of the fantastic claims, like the one about people in hospital suffering from illnesses brought on by their emotions...

Avez-vous d'autres commentaires ?

No

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  • Huet
  • 2021-07-04

Best book ever

Meilleur livre de tous les temps à lire et relire et écouter , c’est une bible !

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-12-10

Motivational speach for salesman

Was not what i was looking for. Most of example are about salesman situations. This is not a revelant job for most poeple.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-05-25

très bon.

Pour moi qui manquait de courage et estime de soi. cela est l aide parfaite.