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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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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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    Slater 09-15-11
    Slater 09-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing information and a must-read book, BUT..."

    The voiceover of this book was so hard to take that I ordered the book in print after hearing some of the wonderful research and information. Normally I would ask my husband and daughter to listen to some points, but I knew that the condescending air of the performer would turn them off to the information. It's a shame, because the author does a forward in her own voice - I wish her down to earth voice had been the one to impart the info, not the know-it-all superior tone that the voiceover artist used.

    Did I say this is amazing info? Great for parents, great for kids to know and for all of us to keep in mind. It really is a wonderful gift for a graduating student ready to take on the challenges of life.

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    Scott Charlotte, NC, United States 07-12-11
    Scott Charlotte, NC, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2004
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    "A must for parents"

    Coming from someone with a fixed mindset, this book was eye opening. The whole book is great, but as the parent of a four year old I realized after reading this book that I was praising my kid in all the wrong ways. Looks like I've got lots of growing to do from here but at least this book has put me back on the right track.

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    Jessy Eden Prairie, MN, United States 06-30-11
    Jessy Eden Prairie, MN, United States 06-30-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Good narration with entertaining anecdotes"

    This book explains the two different types of people; fixed mindset people and growth mindset people. Fixed mindset people are ego centric and more likely to rest on their laurels. Whereas growth mindset people have more empathy, stick-to-itiveness, and are self-confident enough to ask questions. The book explains both mindsets in detail and the outcome of both with entertaining anecdotes.

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    desau Santa Clara, CA, United States 06-24-11
    desau Santa Clara, CA, United States 06-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "OK, enough examples already"

    The material is decent, but how many repetitive examples must we endure? She could have pulled out 80% of her examples and the book would have still had the same effect. We don't need endless examples which add nothing to the point being made. Moreover, many of the examples she lists are very one-sided, black and white -- so much so, that they're hard to believe.

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    Vicente Piedras Negras, Mexico 05-25-11
    Vicente Piedras Negras, Mexico 05-25-11 Member Since 2011
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    "I can't recommend it enough"

    I really recommend this audiobook. It shows how a simple mind shift can make a big difference.

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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.

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    leon 03-14-10
    leon 03-14-10 Member Since 2009
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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 4 people found this review helpful
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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.

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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 13 people found this review helpful
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    Anton albany ca, CA, United States 09-24-13
    Anton albany ca, CA, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "maybe this book would be an ok first listen"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If your looking to make changes and you have no idea where to start this might help, but the title says it all. no need to read further.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Blink


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    talk slower


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