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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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    Steven Foster Tampa, Florida 02-19-13
    Steven Foster Tampa, Florida 02-19-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Good, but I had a hard time with the narration."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I found it to be informative about my own mindset.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Walter Ajax, ON, Canada 02-11-13
    Walter Ajax, ON, Canada 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very interesting book"
    What made the experience of listening to Mindset the most enjoyable?

    Lots of new information


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindset?

    People developing their Mindset due to failure


    What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a nice listen


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Mindset can be developed, and a growth mindset is what is required to succeed


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    Marco Great Barrington, MA, United States 02-10-13
    Marco Great Barrington, MA, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Mindset in three words, what would they be?

    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


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    Dan Brandt Salt Lake City Utah 01-31-13
    Dan Brandt Salt Lake City Utah 01-31-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Great insight into fundamental, metacognitive view"
    Would you listen to Mindset again? Why?

    Maybe. I feel I learned what she shared and don't know that there is anything to gain from another listen.


    What did you learn from Mindset that you would use in your daily life?

    Don't allow myself to get caught up in defending what I am, just accept it and grow from there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 01-12-13
    Lisa 01-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "+Back to Basics! -Riddled w/ Redundancies"

    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.

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    Lynn Dunn Streamwood, IL, US 12-11-12
    Lynn Dunn Streamwood, IL, US 12-11-12
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    "Game Changer for me"
    Would you listen to Mindset again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Mindset to and why?

    Nuture Shock ....


    What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm dyslexic so, she brings the book to me in a way that I can absorb it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Michael Jordon's failures


    Any additional comments?

    Parents, this is a game changer for how we talk to and praise our kids.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gigi legaspi city, Philippines 12-11-12
    gigi legaspi city, Philippines 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "change for success"
    If you could sum up Mindset in three words, what would they be?

    change your thinking


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Natalee Beaverton, OR, United States 11-29-12
    Natalee Beaverton, OR, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Book is awesome, narrarator is not preferred"
    If you could sum up Mindset in three words, what would they be?

    Changed my perspective


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindset?

    Learning new ways to parent, coach, learn, and grow in my relationships with people


    What three words best describe Marguerite Gavin’s voice?

    Sharp, unnatural, angry


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Mindset?

    Hard work earns large dividends


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Kelly 09-20-12
    Kelly 09-20-12
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    "Really liked it"

    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.

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    B. Brausieck 09-03-12

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    "This should be required reading for all teachers."
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    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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