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)
...and provocative castigation of the fixed mindset. The author (C. Dweck) wants to convince you of the power, efficacy, and general all around goodness of the growth mindset. She does this by offering anecdotes and well reasoned abstractions from both emiprical data and thought experiments.
With Marguerite Gavin's narration the pace is kept lively and interesting. I suspect that in less capable hands the text would come across too dry and pedantic.
Stick with the book to its conclusion, there is something for everyone. You'll have opportunity to question some conclusions, gain some deeper perspective and come away saying, "Yeah, this makes enough sense that it is worth pursuing."
It is easy to pigeon-hole Dr. Dweck's work as just another treatment of some niche aspect of neo-self help. And, I'd be the first to admit that offerings like Tipping Point, Blink, Quiet, Rapt, or other single-word neologisms all seem to be circling some undisclosed unifying idea. But this book can stand on its own, boldy admit it is one facet of a larger gem, and leave the reader/listener satisfied and edified.
the theme of mindset is particularly interesting for me, I did not like at all the swich that has been made for speeding the voice during the reading. It sounds quite innatural and anxious. It is really a shame on this great work that Carol Dwek did on her book.
Simple ideas that i could apply to myself and to relationships with other people.
This is not a story book, although lots of stories to illustrate points.
That I can change my mindset and that I swing from fixed to growth mindset freely, so the choice is mine.
Some of the chapters were padding, too many illustrations from business and sports world that didn't move the content along.
Did you know that you can reduce someone's intelligence by complimenting them on how smart they are? This is counter-intuitive for most people.
Dweck describes the "Fixed Mindset" which represents a common, limited view of ability and potential. She then shows how the "Growth Mindset" will allow you to achieve anything you wish, even raising your intelligence!
There was a lot of practical advise to help understand the difference between the growth and fixed mind set and ways to implement change in your life
As the adult child of a wonderful Mother who read to me daily as a preschooler, I LOVE Audible books! A good book on my smart phone daily.
I do appreciate the audio version because it is much easier to incorporate the learning experience into my busy schedule.
I can listen while I work, drive, get ready for work, ....
learning about myself
good - easy listen
Be inspired by new challenges...not defeated. If it is difficult, it is a great opportunity to LEARN.
Appreciated the truths I found it this book. Very inspirational,
It ranks at the top, it is easy to listen to and you can go back and revisit an idea every now and then. I listen to a lot of motivational books and I really liked this one.
The author hits the mark on describing and providing examples of a fixed and open mindset.
The majority of the book is examples not so much learning about how to change ones mindset. I got the picture about half way through and wanted to move on but example after example kept coming. If I had the book in hand I would have skimmed to the end. And then I was disappointed at the lack of depth on the teaching how that is front and center in the title of the book.
I found that the narration was so "gushing" as to be virtually unlistenable and the content was less than original with virtually nothing new. Disappointing.
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