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The New Psychology of Success

by Carol S. Dweck

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

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Categories: Business & Careers

Reading time: 911 hours


Tony Robbins
Author, Coach, Philanthropist, and Motivational Speaker

I was watching them deal with their kid, and I said, “You’ve got to go pick up Mindset by the Stanford University because you keep telling your kid how perfect they are, and you’re going to ruin them. Telling a kid that they’re perfect creates a frame of reference where they have to be a certain why as opposed to giving them the feedback because they put out the effort. Effort, they can control; who you are is a whole different component.