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Mindset

The New Psychology of Success

By Carol Dweck

Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
8 hours 34 minutes

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World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

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Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation.

Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock

If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset.

Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start

About the Author

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.

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Reviews

A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life.

Robert J. Sternberg, author of Teaching for Successful Intelligence

A serious, practical book. Dweck’s overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome.

Publishers Weekly

Author

Narrator
Marguerite Gavin

ISBN
9781596593718

Length
8 hours 34 minutes

Language
English

Publisher
Gildan Audio

Publication Date

Abridged
No

  • So what <em>should</em> we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!
  • What on earth would make someone a nonlearner? Everyone is born with an intense drive to learn. Infants stretch their skills daily. Not just ordinary skills, but the most difficult tasks of a lifetime, like learning to walk and talk. They never decide it’s too hard or not worth the effort. Babies don’t worry about making mistakes or humiliating themselves. They walk, they fall, they get up.
  • Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?” If so, he says, “You may be outscored but you will never lose.
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