I have a young son who thinks he is super intellegent and better at everything than everyone else is. Yet, he prefers to talk about it more than doing it. I am thankful I read this book now, whilst my son is still so young. The book has provided me a real understanding as to why he is like this and has given me real, usable methods to address the root of the cause. But it is not just for parents, being able to better understand your co-workers, friends and yourself provides for much less frustration!
I really enjoyed this book.
Mindset is full of unconvincing anecdotes about celebrities, athletes, ceo's having the growth mindset. Her research is barely skimmed and there is little practical advice. It's as if the book was written by a hack self-help writer, rather than a successful psychologist.
If the author didn't insist on relaying her accolades in every chapter. Did she miss the point about not needing constant validation in the growth mindset? She might be stuck in the fixed mindset. Basically the same book as Talent is Overrated
Not sure there is anything
Good solid narration
Most - really one paragraph or maybe two could summarize the whole book
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
Mindset is a classical-- many great neuroscientists turn to Carol Dweck's research about praising children-- you have to praise EFFORT, and not their intelligence, quickness or inner abilities. But this book is not only about the way we should praise people, but a reverence to LEARNING.
I read Mindset a year ago, and something shifted inside me. I started judging my mistakes and successes with a different light- am I improving? Am I moving forward? Was it really a failure?-- If we don't fail, maybe we are limiting ourselves, missing opportunities to grow... and yes, I was, indeed, missing many chances of learning... for example, when I started listening to AUDIBLE, that was enough for me. I was "reading" 60 books a year, and that was great! While my listening skills improved dramatically (I moved from 1x speed to 1,25 then to 1,5 and then to 2x), I was losing my reading ability in English (I am Brazilian), along with my writing skills.-- After MINDSET, I realized I could (better, I should) change that. I was going to listen to Audible alone only if I was driving my car or at the gym. I bought a Kindle Fire and started to download the E-books with whispersync. And, voilà, it all returned to me. I decreased my listening speed to 1,5x (I enjoy more the experience), bought MINDSET to my kid's teachers and will always recommend it.
I just reread the book and couldn't miss writing a review.
Listen to it and see if you have the same paradigm shift that I had.
I know how to spell possible but I ran out of characters :) I would give this book and "The Brain on Love" to anyone getting married because I think both are brilliant. This is the kind of book you have to digest slowly which is hard going with this narrator who speaks veryveryveryfast. Luckily you can listen to books at half speed on the audible app which I would recommend because if you have time to think while she is talking you will gain a whole new insight into your life and probably realize that the biggest thing that has ever held you back has been your own mindset.
This book has been referenced in many other books that I've read so my expectations were high and it did not deliver. I like the concept of the book, I just didn't enjoy the way it was written. Too many stories seemed vague and some sounded cheesy and even made up. I agree with the ideas that she presents, but I want more facts and data to support her argument. At times it was slow moving and long. Not bad overall, but I think there are other books related to this topic that are better books out there.
Yes, if they have no introduction to the topic it is a nice starting point.
This did not have to be a whole book, most of the material is anecdotal which the author repeats ad nauseum. The name of the title implied there was more to the book, after the first chapter the difference between the two mindsets is pretty clear, there rest is just more of the same.
I liked it, but it would be nice if they have a pdf file that they could give so it would be easier to follow and there are certain key points about the book I would like to have handy.
hahahaha a movie of this book?
it would be nice if they have a pdf file that they could give so it would be easier to follow and there are certain key points about the book I would like to have handy.
Mindset spends a lot of time trying to prove to us its point. Success is self driven and self infected. Does it succeed into that? yes 100%. good read.