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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

Critic Reviews

"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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A growth mindset can change your life...literallt

Love this book. It boils down to being a better human by embracing the challenges of life in order to learn and grow from them as opposed to seeking the easier path to any endeavor.

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Great book

Very helpful book a real eye opener on how to help improve yourself and understand your thoughts and feelings.

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love the mindset

this book provides a new perspective of looking at things and new help to guide action on them.

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Educational

Great book, learned about relationships and personalities and how to have different mind set and to accomplishing set goals. Gave me a different way of thinking. Thank you

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loved it

This book helped bring an understanding to why people are the way they are. Thanks!

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Best of genre

This is a class act - I was able to see deficiencies in myself and many others after listening to this. There shout be a Mindset course for this. Get you learning mindset on!

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I completely agree that mindset (fixed vs growth) is important and we can control our mindset (growth- though it takes discipline!). The majority of this book spent trying to convince the reader that growth mindset is important and can change - we are not born into a fixed mindset/limited intellect. That is great, but give examples of how to apply and adopt a growth mindset. Far too little meat in this book.

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What disappointed you about Mindset?

The whole book was pointing out how some people are learners and some have a fixed mindset - in every setting. Yes, honey, we know that people are different. Goddamn it, get to the meat. Sadly, there is none. People are different. You can fulfill your full potential by not being one of those with a fixed mindset. So there!

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Fantastic

I learned so much from this book! I highly recommend to anyone with children, a spouse, or who leads a team. Simply wonderful. Be prepared to have your mindset challenged.

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Life changing book

Ideas are well organized well structured.
Theres a lot of examples which make the ideas more clear and understandable.