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World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset.
 
Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
 
Praise for Mindset
 
“Everyone should read this book.”—Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Switch and Made to Stick
 
“Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation.”—Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock
 
“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
 
“If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset.”—Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start and the blog How to Change the World
 
“Highly recommended . . . 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)
 
“A serious, practical book. Dweck’s overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“A wonderfully elegant idea . . . It is a great book.”—Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of Delivered from Distraction


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Mindset
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Insightful
April 16th, 2014
It opened my mind to the fact that anything is possible if you just change your mindset.
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A must-read for everyone!
December 5th, 2013
Great strategies to improve one's personal growth for people in all walks of life, whether it be business, teaching, coaching, or relationships.
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What mindset do you have?
April 24th, 2013
As far as motivational books go this is a must read. According to the author people fall into one of two mindsets either fixed or growth. And you may have guessed people with a growth mindset thrive, “People in a growth mindset don’t just seek challenge, they thrive on it. The bigger the challenge, the more they stretch”, while people with fixed mindset live in self doubt and fear of failure. I would like to think I have a growth mindset. But I believe I have a lot of work to do to reach his state of mind.
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I think I can, I think I can...
December 25th, 2012
I read this book because it was mentioned in Geoff Colvin's Talent is Overrated. I have always believed that if you think you can learn/do something, you have a much better chance of being able to do it. This book does a great job of explaining how a positive mindset can change the way you learn.
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