The Magic of Thinking Big

Ridiculously In-Depth Notes: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

One of the most popular articles to date on this website has been a guide to what I view as the seven most helpful self-improvement books. Coming in at #3 is David J. Schwartz’s The Magic of Thinking Big. I cannot underscore the importance of this book in relation to developing a powerful mindset geared towards success. Most people do not set large goals for themselves. Instead they settle for mediocrity and then wonder why the find themselves […]

Lawrence Naumoff

Accepting Criticism: What Every Writer Could Do Better

It was my first semester of creative writing in college. I wasn’t even twenty years old. Our professor was Lawrence Naumoff. He was, and still is, one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. His hair was always blown out and disheveled, and he had a slightly dazed look on his face, as if he had just stepped out of a windstorm. His movements were slow and he walked like a man of leisure. He wore […]

Apprenticeship

Robert Greene’s Mastery: The Lost Art of Apprenticeship

Robert Greene is the famous author of books that deal with power. His books, The Art of Seduction and The 48 Laws of Power, detail how we can accumulate stature for ourselves while simultaneously being wary of forces that would do us harm. In a modern age this can sound trivial. It’s not like we live the Machiavellian lives of courtiers and nobles. However, there’s a reason that some of the top business schools in America, including Harvard, still have Sun Tzu’s The Art of […]