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
"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)
Carol Dweck offered some good advice in her book. I liked her identification of "fixed minds" and "growth minds".
Despite being a educated woman she manages to slip in some gender biased white male bashing opinions in certain areas in his book. It really taints her and dilutes her professionalism.
This book is excellent at breaking down and understanding the value of Mindset in everything we do.
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.
I learned about myself. It reminded me of some of the negative things that I've done or said and showed me how others might interpret my actions. Plus, it is a model for positive thinking. I like that it was at least realistic enough to explain that we can't win all the time. But if you practice you will become better.
Sure. She had a pleasant voice.
Not Applicable. However, if they had turned it into a comedy or made it an adventure of how to act and react then, yeah, I'd Redbox it.
I love books that helps me grow.
I really enjoyed it. There were some very interesting points that were made. But I felt like the book could've been cut down a third. I feel like there's a lot of repetition throughout the book.
Few books have the capacity of being life-changing and this is one of those rarities. The concept behind mindset is one that Dr. Dweck shows with clarity under the light of practical applications in everyday life. I can only say that I am a better person now, after reading this book and applying its valuable principles.
This covers a lot of ground at a remarkable depth.. It deals with self esteem and self image from many different perspectives.. This is a lot of bang for your bucks!! Unique and relevant.. Well done Carol Dweck..
There are a lot of stories about others here, and much less practical instruction then I expected. I had hoped to come away from the book knowing very much how to change my mindset and encourage the growth of others, particularly my kids. But of the 8 chapters, only two are about how to, and not very clear on that, the other six are all stories. The narrator was pretty good, although I got pretty tired of the way she said "mindset."
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