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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success | [Carol Dweck]

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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 ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.
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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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    Chad Denver, CO, USA 01-05-10
    Chad Denver, CO, USA 01-05-10
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    "Should be called "Mindset for Feminists""

    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.

    14 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    leon 03-14-10
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    "so simple and true"

    we may have all thought about it at one time but she puts it together as a whole. amazing best advice on life!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-26-13
    Amazon Customer Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "MUST READ"

    This book is excellent at breaking down and understanding the value of Mindset in everything we do.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rami Dubai, United Arab Emirates 06-05-13
    Rami Dubai, United Arab Emirates 06-05-13
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    "A good Book"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amber CONYERS, GA, United States 06-03-13
    Amber CONYERS, GA, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It changed the way I think"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Marguerite Gavin?

    Sure. She had a pleasant voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    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.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bentley Pleasant Grove, UT, United States 05-05-13
    Bentley Pleasant Grove, UT, United States 05-05-13 Member Since 2013

    I love books that helps me grow.

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    "Good but long!"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rodrigo Nuevo Cuscatlan, El Salvador 05-09-11
    Rodrigo Nuevo Cuscatlan, El Salvador 05-09-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Wonderful"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cris cremorne, NSW, Australia 08-06-09
    Cris cremorne, NSW, Australia 08-06-09
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    "Excellent - very well structured and lots of depth"

    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..

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 03-18-15
    Lisa 03-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read!"

    This book has radically changed how I interpret and react to situations in my life. It has also challenged the way I praise and give criticism to others. This book is a must read!

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    anonaly 03-18-15
    anonaly 03-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I had high expectations..."

    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."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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