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Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (December 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345472322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345472328
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Mindset is "an established set of attitudes held by someone," says the OxfordAmerican Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of attitudes needn't beso set, according to Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford. Dweckproposes that everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixedmindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as... well, fixed.In other words, you are who you are, your intelligence and talents are fixed,and your fate is to go through life avoiding challenge and failure. A growthmindset, on the other hand, is one in which you see yourself as fluid, a workin progress. Your fate is one of growth and opportunity. Which mindset do youpossess? Dweck provides a checklist to assess yourself and shows how aparticular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sportsand love. The good news, says Dweck, is that mindsets are not set: at anytime, you can learn to use a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness.This is a serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigidthinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind isalways possible, is welcome. _(On sale Feb. 28)_ Copyright (C) Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Allrights reserved. _--This text refers to the Hardcover edition._ Review "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 aboutmotivation."--Po Bronson, author of _NurtureShock_ "A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose adviceyou follow. I have found Carol Dweck's work on mindsets invaluable in my ownlife, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, overthe years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that canchange your life, as its ideas have changed mine."--Robert J. Sternberg, IBMProfessor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACECenter of Yale University, and author of _Successful Intelligence_ "If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managingpeople), drop everything and read _Mindset_."--Guy Kawasaki, author of _TheArt 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 ownfeelings of success and fulfillment."_--Library Journal _(starred review) "A serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigid thinkingbenefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is alwayspossible, is welcome."_--Publishers Weekly_ "A wonderfully elegant idea . . . It is a great book."--Edward M. Hallowell,M.D., author of _Delivered from Distraction_ See all Editorial Reviews

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