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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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