This book has a simple premise: The world is divided between people who are open to learning and those who are closed to it, and this trait affects everything from your worldview to your interpersonal relationships. Author and psychology professor Carol S. Dweck has scoured research papers and news clippings to extract anecdotes about the pros and cons of both mindsets. Thus, stories about Michael Jordan, Lee Iacocca, John McEnroe, Wilma Rudolph and Babe Ruth, among others, find a place in this book. Dweck addresses the ways that mindsets have an impact on people. She explains that you can have a closed mindset in regard to some traits and an open mindset in regard to others. Dweck’s highly thought-provoking insights comes from learning when you need to adjust your mindset to move ahead.
About the Author
Carol S. Dweck is a leading researcher in personality and psychology. A psychology professor at Stanford University, she formerly taught at Columbia University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also wrote Self-Theories, which was named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship.
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2 months agoThe article's focus on mindset is accurate. A person's mindset profoundly influences their approach to life and its challenges. Embracing a growth mindset, which is the belief in one's ability to learn and grow, can lead to resilience, adaptability, and personal development. However, it's essential to approach the topic with humility, as individual experiences and circumstances can be complex, and it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. The article highlights the importance of fostering a mindset that encourages continuous learning and adaptability.
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