This book didn't need to be so long. It only needs the first chapter which defines the mindsets. The rest is examples which seem to never have any other explanation for failure except the boogie man of the book "fixed mindset" while all success is attributed to the hero of the book "growth mindset".
I can summarize the book as follows:
- don't care about failure in fact embrace it
- don't care about looking good but care about becoming good
- learning is more important than grades or accolades
- ask yourself am I afraid of falling if the answer is yes go do it and fail!!
Author makes some great points early then drifts off revealing a gender bias that had me suspend listening. I was rewarded by resuming listening to finish the book. She might benefit from reading another woman academic like Deborah Tanned PhD. On balance this was worthwhile but the author could be less judgemental.
Great book!! Really changed the way that I think about a number of things from coaching to how I talk to my own kids about certain challenges in their lives. Should be a must read or listen for every coach.