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)
i really enjoyed the stories to bring the material to life as well as the research data to support the message for change. I believe parents, teachers, managers, and counselors all could benefit from this read.
I am so thankful for this book. This have been the most educational and opened mind book. I can relate to how a fixed mind I have been. It opens the doors of opportunities for me to become a growth minded person. I have to recommend this books to my sisters and children. Now I am learning how to change my thinking so I can learn and grow.
I bought this book thinking it will teach me how to properly raise my kids in a growth mindset so that they will always continue to learn, but I soon found out that I was stuck in a fixed mindset in my own life. This book has taught me more than I originally had hoped.
Almost there. Any self help book needs to start out with a conscious awareness primer rather than taking it for granted that people are consciously aware of their thought and actions and the influence of those things on others. Basically, are people aware of their degree of emotional intelligence they possess.
A good book. It helps open your mind. You get the point after the first three chapters. The rest explains all the different ways that this "mindset" can be applied. It was a good book. I wish that it bleeped things out instead of swearing. After bleeping it out myself I would highly recommend it to a friend.
I will not read another Dweck book because she mixes facts and reasons in the wrong way. Like Thomas Sowell says - A happened and then B happened - does not automatically mean A caused B. Maybe there is a C that caused both A and B. I would agree that it is important to have a growth mindset - but not because individualism is bad and the opinion of others is always right. It is important to not have CEO disease, but to permanently live with self-doubt is not healthy either. Talent is not enough, but surrounding yourself with lack of talent is not a key to success either. "IF" you do not win at something try again. What if you never wanted to play that game? But were cornered into doing it, by your parents, society, or bosses? Lecturing someone to do better next time is not always right. Maybe they wanted to do something different all along. Maybe they want to change the game.
For those who do not know Toohey from Ayn Rand's Fountainhead - read Fountainhead.
As a husband, a parent, a business owner, etc there was no aspect of my life this discussion on mindset didn't touch. It's one of those reads I wish I had been exposed to in my early teens as I was starting to try and understand what life was all about.
No, there are other like books with similar information
Yes, very well
If there is one, I would seek advice on how to approach the writting from a different perspective
I would suggest not telling how amazing you are throughout the book, it is a real deal killer. the constent layups on what others say about your approach while Im listening to the book just makes me cringe. Be humble and let the book stand on its own merit. The information is solid but please stop patting yourself on the back every 10 pages......just relax
Never has an obvious point been so thoroughly belaboured.......plus the constant promises to teach you howto change your mindset that never materialized.
The rampant narcissism of the author didn't help - here are all the letters people have written to me, telling me how great I am.....
Not great. Her tone of voice was annoying and she insisted on doing voices for quotations.
Please, no. The point has been completely beaten to death in this book.
A useful premise, but pretty painful listening.
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