Mindset is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Great content, terrible writer
Ms. Dweck happily admits at the outset that she chose a questionable writing style. She's not kidding. This book would benefit from some heavy editing. The information and insight she imparts is profoundly useful and important. I just couldn't get past the impulse to think she's pulling a lot of her anecdotes out of her imagination because she staunchly refuses to provide citations. She also often speaks of individuals who are researchers or teachers etc. but can't be bothered to say where they're from or how they received their bona fides. Ultimately for me this book is very useful but I find I'm forcing myself to accept that the research she cites is real because she offers no evidence.
Must read book for anyone who wants to develop a mindset of growth and improvement
Change my life.
I was always a pessimist, I thought thinking of the bad will help me "prevent or be prepared for the worse" this book completely changed way of thinking for the better, taught me to embrace challenge and see failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. I never review anything but this deserves nothing but praise.
Not the type of person who is into selfhelp books, but this was recommended by my daughters 7th grade school counselor. WOW, totally great read!! Learned so much and just ordered the brainology program to work with her. Cant wait! This is a great read for everyone and that comes from this fixed minded person. Life changing for the whole family.
I LOVE the idea of having a growth mindset.
Revolutionary. Reading this book was like turning a light switch on. We aren't the sum of our intelligence and talent, these are just the starting points. Through dedication and hard work we are always growing, learning, and evolving.
Fixed mindset: This is just how I am
Growth mindset: I can learn and grow and become anything I want.
I enjoyed this book, and found the information helpful, but would have loved more exercises on changing one's mindset through CBT
By Tyler @ TheSuccessEdge.biz
A must read for anyone in this world. This book will reveal the mindset that will help you overcome any obstacle in your life.
One of the very Best!!
This book is one of the very best I have read. Truly influential and reflective of one’s life. You probably would relate to your own circumstances and situations in each of these chapters. Some of the attempts made at humor probably needs work, but believe me you are not going to read this for humor - Painful things people go through are nothing to laugh about anyway. The book was so engrossing and the first time I read, I read this book over a weekend. I would recommend to all Parents, Teachers and Coaches to have this book as a reference manual.
Must read for all
By Brett Dillon
This book should be handed out with every newborn child, every marriage ceremony, every graduation, and every new hire. Much is explained concisely and clearly- but more important are the concrete steps provided to change the way we think.
Geared for parents, teachers and kids
While I completely endorse Dweck's thesis on continual learning as a mindset, this book is aimed squarely at families. As a single professional without kids, I found myself skipping chunks of this book when the supporting evidence focused on kids or school. If you are a parent, teenager or teacher, this book is for you. If you are like myself, less so.