The Magic of Thinking Big promises “…the secrets of success…Achieve everything you’ve always wanted.” I’m usually not a fan of books that make those types of bold claims. This one came recommended through the Tim Ferriss podcast so I gave it a try. I wasn’t blown away. First, the book was written in a different time so many of the examples feel a bit dated and cheesy. While the overall points still make sense in today’s society, the writing felt dated. Schwartz tried to use storytelling to illustrate points, but the writing didn’t hold a candle to more modern masters of this style (Dan Pink, Malcolm Gladwell, etc). I would say it’s worth a read, but it wouldn’t be the first thing I would recommend to a friend.