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Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference - improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail to reap their benefits. This has started to happen with my research on “growth” versus “fixed” mindsets among individuals and within organizations.

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Needs to credit Carol Dweck in the audio

It feels misleading for this narrator to read without crediting the author in the actual audio. The narrator is a man, and when he read “my research on growth mindset...” I had to go back and look at my phone, wondering who this other man was who also did this research. That’s when I realized it’s Carol Dweck’s words, just read by a man. I think this should be made more clear in the introduction, like they do with other audiobooks. Anyone listening would think that it’s this man’s research and not hers.

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