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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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Fantastic!

Although I would have liked a little more on how to create the change in me, I believe there was enough content that I can create change by shifting my thinking, and thinking through different perspectives.

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Must read

This is an absolute must read. Don't miss the opportunity to read this book!! Wish I had this book growing up

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High quality

I’m a sales rep without the “sales-y” personality, so I got this book to help me learn more about myself and how to break away from my set habits. This book will give quality tips and examples to help you grow as a person. I highly recommend this book and will listen to it again.

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Very impactful research.. a must read for all

If you could sum up Mindset in three words, what would they be?

impactful, practical, awesome

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Learning the central theme was very interesting..

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

Growth mindset and that it takes consistent effort to maintain.

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Great read for students, parents, teachers and just anyone that wants to build awareness about their mindset and about success and failures in life.

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one of the best books I've read in years!!!!!

The audio performance was seamless and engaging. The book is down right empowering I have had self defeating blocks for over 30 years and this book summed up all of my habits in a 3 day listen. I'm am forever grateful to Carol Dweck and her team for sharing this work with the world. It will change the way we communicate far beyond learning. This work will inspire people to change their whole lives.

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Wow!

informative and thought provoking...I want to send copies to every teacher, parent and coach I know. Bosses too

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My first ever audiobook and I loved the experience. I loved who is reading this book because they made the experience for me. After really listening and taking in what this book has to offer I am grateful to the author. Not only my eyes are open but also my mind. I am ready to take my view on the world with a whole new perspective and learn from my experiences. I would recommend this book to anyone who is ready to listen with an open mind and walk away with a new perspective you may not knew existed or did know but just didn't understand until now.

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Great concept and examples...

The book builds naturally on other psychology practices and offers a lot of examples that back the fixed vs. growth mindsets concept, which is a great way to look at things. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but it mostly reinforced what is now popular psychology (thanks in no small part to Dr. Dwek' s work) and left me wanting.

I wish there was more time dedicated to putting it into practice, techniques for helping children, or dealing with fixed mindset executives. While there are some suggestions in the last chapter, the majority of it is spent on teaching one to recognize mindsets rather than changing them. The primary advice for changing them seems simply to encourage and reward growth mindset behaviors.

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excellent book

this book will change your mind. and hence the way you think. after reading this book your life will be better.

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Great tips on living a great life

If you want to improve all aspects of your life, this is the book that you'll want to hear or read. I'll be listening to it again as it has a lot of helpful tips on how to mold and train my kids, and specially myself.