Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Book Summary

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After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. 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 mindset — those who believe that abilities are fixed — are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset — 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 mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love — to transform their lives and your own.

Title:Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Edition Language:English



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  • Joshua Guest

    Okay, so the idea is fine, and usable, and easy to explain to others, and pretty simple. I was about to give this book a one-star rating because I was so irritated with Dr. Dweck trying to shoehorn he...

  • Kirsten

    Let me preface this review by saying that my boss made me read this book, because, apparently, reading assignments are something that I should have as a 5th year PhD candidate. Not only that, but I'm ...

  • Cerealflakes

    I keep hearing educators praising this author and, specifically, this book. Maybe she's better in person. I found this book trite. It was very repetitive and full of cherry picked stories pulled out j...

  • Amir Tesla

    For practical insights refer to: Growth Mindset vs Fixed MindsetHave ever noticed those geeks, geniuses, and world-class achievers while thinking to yourself, gosh, if only I had such talents, or if ...

  • Jamie Doerschuck

    I think a lot of people who rated this book highly must have had a "fixed mindset".I think this book was a waste of money, personally. The tone of the book is very repetitive and annoying. Essentially...

  • Michael

    Excellent book. This one sounds like a typical self-help book, but it's a real find. The author is a pyschology researcher at Columbia, and her book is filled with insights and illustrations regarding...

  • Becca

    It's pretty bad when after 15 pages, I want to fling a book away in disgust. But I kept reading. (Okay, it turned into skimming pretty quickly). And it DIDN'T GET BETTER. I've read several thoughtful ...

  • Stark

    This is probably all i really need to hear out of this book, but i will read the whole thing anyway. there are two mindsets. fixed and growth.Believing that your qualities are carved in stone -- the f...

  • SJ Loria

    Watered down and scientifically not that accurate (grit is a part of conscientiousness - see studies below), welcome to education's favorite book!Here is my two sentence summary of this book (best spo...

  • Otis Chandler

    Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy Kawasaki.A very useful book about the growth mindset. Essentially, the book makes a case that those people who look at everything they do in life as a learn...