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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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Lansat:
May 3, 2016
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A new classic…

Angela Duckworth’s new classic proves you don’t have to be a genius to succeed. All you need is grit. Learn how to use your passion and persistence to plow through the rough patches on the road to making your dreams a reality.

Descriere

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit."

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory.

Here, she takes listeners into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

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May 3, 2016
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Despre autor

Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has advised the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is also the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help kids thrive. She completed her BA in neurobiology at Harvard, her MSc in neuroscience at Oxford, and her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is her first book and an instant New York Times bestseller.


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  • (4/5)
    I found the sections on grit plasticity and natural talent bias the most interesting.
  • (5/5)
    Reading this, it quickly becomes apparent why it is a current hit among the best sellers. Duckworth has identified a critical component of success, and then elaborated on it to make it meaningful and make it stick. Ten thousand hours conveyed only part of the formula. The other part is applying the developed skills. Her work is applicable across personal success, leadership of teams, and parenting. I also valued her approach, which uses what is for me an optimal mix of concepts, research, and examples.
  • (4/5)
    Angela Duckworth reviews her research into the quality she calls grit. Very interesting study, which clearly shows the tenacity and perseverance is a key to achieving goals. Talent alone doesn't guarantee success.
  • (4/5)
    I found Grit truly inspiring. As a middle-aged person still pursuing my "top-level/life-organizing goal," as the author would say, I found it tremendously motivating to read that people who are the best in their field require not only early purpose but a sustaining mindset. I remember thinking at 40, well, I've learned this journalism skill pretty well - now I want to do more with it. Angela Duckworth offers inspiration to keep going, even if her advice doesn't apply exclusively to mid-life readers. I thought the first seven chapters were a revelation. After that, the book became a little repetitive until the conclusion. As a mother of two teenage daughters, I intuited Duckworth's grit lessons from the earlier chapters before she got to the direct advice to parents. Still, this book was a lovely read, especially for a work that delivered so much science and research. Duckworth's personal stories are relatable ... although she is far too humble given what she's accomplished in life.
  • (4/5)
    If you're looking for an insightful examination of what makes people successful, this is the book for you. Angela Duckworth builds a case for grit - the ability to work hard, learn, and see a larger purpose to work - rather than talent (or innate ability) as the hallmark of successful people. She discusses examples from across professions from athletes to rocket scientists to trash collectors. She also presents a theory for how to improve one's grit and how to get better at what one does right now. Overall, an inspiring and insightful look at success.
  • (4/5)
    This was an absorbing read about how passion and perseverance combine to give someone "grit" -- the ability to stick with a challenging task. Are we born with grit? Can it be learned? This was an interesting book, and I found myself stopping frequently to consider how the author's theories apply to my own experience. A must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, and anyone in a leadership position.
  • (5/5)
    I found this to be a terrific book, Duckworth describes a lot of the research she and others have done in the idea of "grit" and how to develop it. I thought there was stuff I could apply to myself as well as my classroom. Includes the Grit Scale so you can find out how gritty you are.
  • (5/5)
    The book obviously talks about what Grit is - a combination of passion and perseverance. The distinction between talent and grit is illustrated rather excellently - kind of in a mathematical way. I found it easy to remember what talent, effort, skill and achievement are and how they are connected.Focusing on the assets that 'gritters' possess - interest, practice, purpose and hope seems to help people break their mediocre lives and achieve beyond their abilities. Transferring energy from their enthusiasm towards endurance has also proved to be another effective tool for greater potential of individuals.Seeing the relationship between wise parenting and grittier children was delightfully enlightening. As a parent, I'm definitely willing to learn more of what that means.As a few others have mentioned, a few parts of the book do seem repetitive - but I'm guessing the author conducted such extensive research to be sure beyond doubt.
  • (5/5)
    valuable information for teachers, parents, professionals,and anyone that works with children.
  • (5/5)
    Angela describes what we all want, but often fall short of. This is a great book for anyone! I looked to it for my own self improvement but hearing others stories and how I can help my children develop grit was also amazing to hear!
  • (4/5)
    I liked this book, but it was more serious and intellectual than other business or self help books I've read. There are some good tips on how to develop grit, but there's also a lot of information on why people who succeed have grit.
  • (5/5)
    Really enjoyed chapter 10th and 11th. Powerful questions come accross the reading, especially for newly-parents.
  • (5/5)
    Excelente libro con información valiosa para mejorar nuestro desempeño y la visión que se tiene de la vida.
  • (4/5)
    Chapter 7 is a tome in and of itself. This chapter relates the importance of practice and it's elemental relationship to "mastery". Loved the listen!
  • (5/5)
    Great read, great book, a gem of self development motivation!
  • (5/5)
    Mindful insight!!!! As a parent of now adult children, I wasn't always sure of the best approach, given the litany of available choices at the time. This book inspires confidence in the hard choices, as an individual and as a parent!!
  • (4/5)
    Very good book, but the writer could take less time to explain and expose grit and their particularities
    Even though, its worth listening to the audio book
  • (5/5)
    So useful focusing on traits that differentiate successful people from others. A MUST read ????
  • (5/5)
    I was appointed to read this book and usually it’s not my sort of reading, but it was delightful, insightful, useful and practical.
  • (5/5)
    It must read for everyone including students in middle and high school and in college and every adult who wants to success.
  • (5/5)
    read by the author, proves hard work wins over talent
  • (5/5)
    Her research results and reasoning are very compelling. Mist read for anyone who wants to learn more about grit and the road to success.
  • (5/5)
    A must read for everyone looking to achieve more in life
  • (5/5)
    Great book for work, parenting, life you name it. Not a bad read and truly original ideas
  • (5/5)
    la pasión de la autora se ha convertido en un libro impresionante y lleno de recomendaciones que se sustentan en la evidencia cientifica y en la experiencia humana personal de sus entrevistados.
    un libro para inspirarnos a desarrollar el coraje de alcanzar nuestras y ayudar a inspirar a otros.
  • (5/5)
    This is an excellent book about a characteristic of one's personality that is more important than most.

    If you need a shot in the arm to go after your dreams this book is it.
  • (5/5)
    Great book to read if you want to understand what you need to do to have better chances of success: work hard & smart and persevere.
  • (5/5)
    Many golden nuggets in this book that can be applied to your day to day life to help you breakthrough obstacles and live up to your full potential
  • (5/5)
    better than expected.chapter on flow was game changing for me
  • (5/5)
    fantastic book answering some of the fundamental questions on success, happiness and perseverance.