It ranks at the top, it is easy to listen to and you can go back and revisit an idea every now and then. I listen to a lot of motivational books and I really liked this one.
The author hits the mark on describing and providing examples of a fixed and open mindset.
The majority of the book is examples not so much learning about how to change ones mindset. I got the picture about half way through and wanted to move on but example after example kept coming. If I had the book in hand I would have skimmed to the end. And then I was disappointed at the lack of depth on the teaching how that is front and center in the title of the book.
I found that the narration was so "gushing" as to be virtually unlistenable and the content was less than original with virtually nothing new. Disappointing.
The voiceover of this book was so hard to take that I ordered the book in print after hearing some of the wonderful research and information. Normally I would ask my husband and daughter to listen to some points, but I knew that the condescending air of the performer would turn them off to the information. It's a shame, because the author does a forward in her own voice - I wish her down to earth voice had been the one to impart the info, not the know-it-all superior tone that the voiceover artist used.
Did I say this is amazing info? Great for parents, great for kids to know and for all of us to keep in mind. It really is a wonderful gift for a graduating student ready to take on the challenges of life.
The first chapter identifies, explains, and gives examples of the two mindsets. The balance of this book is filled with example upon example followed by example of each mindset under different circumstances. I felt as if the examples needed to end and a more in depth analysis of each mindset's psychology - maybe even a reasoning as to it's fruition- warranted addressing. The only valuable information was contained in the first chapter. This was more like a magazine article hiding in a book's jacket!
Coming from someone with a fixed mindset, this book was eye opening. The whole book is great, but as the parent of a four year old I realized after reading this book that I was praising my kid in all the wrong ways. Looks like I've got lots of growing to do from here but at least this book has put me back on the right track.
This book explains the two different types of people; fixed mindset people and growth mindset people. Fixed mindset people are ego centric and more likely to rest on their laurels. Whereas growth mindset people have more empathy, stick-to-itiveness, and are self-confident enough to ask questions. The book explains both mindsets in detail and the outcome of both with entertaining anecdotes.
The material is decent, but how many repetitive examples must we endure? She could have pulled out 80% of her examples and the book would have still had the same effect. We don't need endless examples which add nothing to the point being made. Moreover, many of the examples she lists are very one-sided, black and white -- so much so, that they're hard to believe.