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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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    Roxanne 06-21-16
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    "everyone wins"

    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.

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    Pa 06-16-16
    Pa 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Change the way I think about life and things."

    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.

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    Trey T. Dallas 06-13-16
    Trey T. Dallas 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "More than parenting"

    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.

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    Daniel Blaisdell Alice Springs, NT Australia 06-07-16
    Daniel Blaisdell Alice Springs, NT Australia 06-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Almost there...needs a part on conscious awareness and emotional intelligence"

    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.

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    Klinton D. Washburn 06-07-16

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    "A good read, learned much, watch your kids ears"

    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.

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    John 06-05-16
    John 06-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Everyone should read this book"

    This boo is crucial to understanding yourself and ways to improve on your strengths as well as strengthening your weaknesses.

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    Mayank 06-03-16
    Mayank 06-03-16

    Too much reading will dry your mind...

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    "Reads like Toohey, although not entirely evil"
    Would you try another book from Carol Dweck and/or Marguerite Gavin?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    For those who do not know Toohey from Ayn Rand's Fountainhead - read Fountainhead.

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    JustSayin 06-01-16
    JustSayin 06-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A must read, for anyone"

    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.

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    Ken 05-28-16
    Ken 05-28-16
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    "Humble Carol is Not"
    Would you try another book from Carol Dweck and/or Marguerite Gavin?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another book from Carol Dweck? Why or why not?

    No, there are other like books with similar information


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, very well


    Do you think Mindset needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If there is one, I would seek advice on how to approach the writting from a different perspective


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    Scott Duclos, QC, Canada 05-25-16
    Scott Duclos, QC, Canada 05-25-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Watch the Ted talk - save yourself 8 hours"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Never has an obvious point been so thoroughly belaboured.......plus the constant promises to teach you howto change your mindset that never materialized.


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

    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.....


    What didn’t you like about Marguerite Gavin’s performance?

    Not great. Her tone of voice was annoying and she insisted on doing voices for quotations.


    Do you think Mindset needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Please, no. The point has been completely beaten to death in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    A useful premise, but pretty painful listening.

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