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)
Yes, I found it to be informative about my own mindset.
I found the narration difficult to listen to. I had to force myself to get through it. I like the book in spite of the narrator.
Though I had serious issues with the narration (I found it irritating), I think the book was worth the credit. I'm better off for having listened to it.
Lots of new information
People developing their Mindset due to failure
a nice listen
Mindset can be developed, and a growth mindset is what is required to succeed
This book was really great. It changed how I approach both my work and my life.
I think anyone working in education or with young people should read this book
Maybe. I feel I learned what she shared and don't know that there is anything to gain from another listen.
Don't allow myself to get caught up in defending what I am, just accept it and grow from there.
This book contains some EXCELLENT fundamental principles. (I read/listened with a particular interest its relevance to an academic/educational setting.) However, I quickly discovered that this text is riddled with repetition... ad nauseam. The same EXACT concepts and examples appear over, and over, and over again throughout the course of the book. Certainly, I can understand the importance of driving home your point; however, there comes a time when enough is enough. Personally, I found this “technique” monotonous, ineffectual, and even borderline insulting to the intelligence (vis-à-vis reading the very same thing four, five, six + times within the span of a few hundred pages). I also thought the book’s poorly planned/executed narrative actually undid/outweighed a lot of the positive elements it possessed.
Why would I listen to Mindset again? Well, I'm listening to it for the second time now, so I can assure you that it is worth my time.
Nuture Shock ....
I'm dyslexic so, she brings the book to me in a way that I can absorb it.
Michael Jordon's failures
Parents, this is a game changer for how we talk to and praise our kids.
change your thinking
the author narrated the book very fast. I want to have a slower version of the narration. Listening on my iphone and making it slower gives an echo that is so inaudible. I want to return it for a slower version.
Changed my perspective
Learning new ways to parent, coach, learn, and grow in my relationships with people
Sharp, unnatural, angry
Hard work earns large dividends
I've read and listened to this book and it is one of the most influential books I have ever read. Unfortunatly for the audio of this the narrator sounds angry and sharp and it was ruining the beauty of this book. It was hard to get past her tone and just listen to the amazing content and research of professor Dweck. It would be my recommendation to buy and read this book so the narrarator doesn't ruin it for you.
I really liked this book - gave interesting insights to how we learn and why some people are able to achieve more than others, even if they aren't born a natural genius or athlete. I admit I sometimes fall into the 'fixed' mindset, thinking I or others either have a certain ability or don't, but this book shows that it's more about dedication (& willingness to try - even at the risk of failure) than innate talent.
A great book to tweek your own mindset, even if you already are a glass half full thinker. Wish it had more specifics on "how-to". It takes the power of positive thinking a lot farther, and the examples and analogies are excellent. As a teacher, I understand the mindset, I'd like to know more on how to help others see it in themselves. Good book with important information.
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