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Mindset

The New Psychology of Success
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The updated edition of the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mind-set.

After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, PhD, discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mind-set. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mind-set - those who believe that abilities are fixed - are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mind-set - those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.

In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mind-set and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mind-set. She also expands the mind-set concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mind-set, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love - to transform their lives and your own.

Praise for Mindset:

“A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.” (Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success)

“An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches...as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.” (Library Journal, starred review)

“Everyone should read this book.” (Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick)

“One of the most influential books ever about motivation.” (Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock)

“If you manage people or are a parent, which is a form of managing people, drop everything and read Mindset.” (Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0)

©2006 Carol S. Dweck (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Enlightening but redundant

This book was extremely enlightening and has really helped solidify some issues for me, however the majority of the book was dedicated to explaining the concept of the two mindsets rather than talking about how to cultivate the growth mindset. The language used to describe the "fixed" mind set was often judgmental, and as someone who struggles with that, it was a little off putting. However, if you can put the negativity of the language aside, there is helpful information. I wish there was more information and explanation of how to change mindset once you've identified that you have the "bad" fixed mindset.

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Painful!

Was so excited to listen to this. Was recommended so highly by Authors and speakers who’s opinions I value. Her voice sounds like a robot. Could not make it through!

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FANTASTIC INFORMATION-Play at 1.25 speed

Important read for parents, teachers, leaders, employees- pretty much everyone! The performance is not the best but it is clear and the information, science and stories are so important, it was worth it!!

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I really had higher expectations for this book.

The story teller is a little boring and I often fell a sleep. There are more stories then actual tips and tricks on how to get a growth mindset.
There is to much talk about sports.

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read by a robot

It's read by a robot I wouldnt recommend it, get the kindle or paperback instead.

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good!

I liked it but it was a bit repetitive. too many examples i think. other than that, very good!

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Robot voice was WAY too distracting!

Wanted to love this, content is great but the robot voice has proven too much to handle. The performance completely ruins the content. As others have suggested, the paperback or kindle version is the way to go, save yourself and completely skip the audiobook audible version.

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good read

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone looking to work on some new skills or try a new approach. definitely will read again

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Enlightening

I downloaded this book to improve my approach to business, but what I took away from it was so much more!

It turns out that I have been applying the growth mindset with work and overcoming my challenges which is why year over year I have continued to grow and refine myself.

What I learned though was that I have not been applying the same principles to my personal and romantic relationships. My fixed mindset has continued to limit me from obtaining the meaningful relationships that I want because of my own self defeating thinking. I’m looking forward to transitioning my approach working through my challenges.

Thank you for opening my eyes and giving me this new insight and hope Carol!

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great use of time

Yes the reader was robotic for the first 25 percent of the book, but then she settled in and became human. There are so many ideas that I will apply immediately to my life personally and professionally. This was well worth the purchase, now I am familiar with the concept and can go back to the hard copy to flag some ideas.

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