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Mindset Audiobook

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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Publisher's Summary

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone - either you have them or you don't. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity - and success.

Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields - music, literature, science, sports, business - apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset. Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.

©2007 Carol Dweck; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck's work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine." (Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of Successful Intelligence)

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    Aditya 05-11-16
    Aditya 05-11-16
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    "great book. highly recommend. "

    learnt a lot of things about mindset and very practical things. must read book for learners!

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    Tyler 05-06-16
    Tyler 05-06-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Glad I was encouraged to listen"

    well written. Gave ways to incorporate what I was learning into practice. pointed out pitfalls to success. I learned better ways to help my children and myself!

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    RONALD 05-03-16
    RONALD 05-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Power of the Mind"

    Bite after bite I enjoyed this book, it stretched my mind, my thinking and view of how I make decisions...

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    Amazon Customer Newark, OH, US 04-30-16
    Amazon Customer Newark, OH, US 04-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great mindset book!"

    it's a great book on mindset and uses lots of different real life examples from all sorts of age groups and types of people on how growth and fixed mindsets affect them. highly recommend!

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    Qiang L. TORONTO, CANADA 04-25-16
    Qiang L. TORONTO, CANADA 04-25-16
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    "shed light on mindset we overlook unconsciously."
    Would you listen to Mindset again? Why?

    would like to listen it again, so to absorb the idea


    What did you like best about this story?

    Understand human relation need to be maintained from time to time, not perfect or none miracle.


    What did you learn from Mindset that you would use in your daily life?

    about "things and skills can be changed and should be maintained from time to time". it's related to Buddhism's idea of "Anicca", perfect is Idea, all the phenomenon will change and can be changed, so we should put effort and maintain the what we want to maintain.


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    Toptim 04-22-16
    Toptim 04-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Very good but too generalized and sweeping"

    Dweck is on to something and this book is very useful. I'd highly recommend it for teachers and parents. Everyone should work towards a growth mindset and spot when we aren't in it.

    On the downside I think she's cramming too many traits and beliefs into a simplified world. I think she confuses grit, an equally admirable characteristic, with her growth mindset.

    I'd also take her history lessons with a grain of salt. Edison wasn't any kind of team player but she bends history to make points. That's a slippery disservice to her readers.

    I guess you're only aloud one point in a book like this but there are more than two characteristics at play in the hearts and minds of mankind.

    I'd highly recommend the book.

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    Michael Shapiro 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fixed Mindset bad, Growth Mindset good. + details."

    Carol Dweck develops a simple and straightforward methodology to help people with motivation problems. she argues that a fixed mindset hinders you. causes you to remain fixed in place. unable to confront fears and challanges. while a growth mindset, allows you to enjoy and appreciate challange. using challange to grow into stronger and better people.

    a good book. but she has one.and only one point to make. if it helps to understand it in different contexts then read the whole book. there is never any part that is bad and uninformative. but she is just.driving home her one solution to all social problems.

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    Cliente de Amazon 04-22-16
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    "awesome book"

    It's a book that everyone should read it. Really simple to understand the point.
    I little repetitive that made me boring in some cases but it was amazing besides that.

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    Marshall D. 04-22-16
    Marshall D. 04-22-16
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    "Good but repetitive..."
    What did you love best about Mindset?

    I appreciated the way it challenged me to look at the mindset I operated out of.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The book was overloaded with case studies and stories that. It could have been slimmed down and the same point would have been made.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration did match the pace of the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is not a book I would to listen to in one sitting.


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    Michael R. Books 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    A must read for all those who want to achieve more! I had a hard time at first with the narrators voice but used to speed to make work. After reading this book, you will look at everything differently

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