Grit

Grit

In this must-read 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, Angel In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educat...

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Title:Grit
Author:Angela Duckworth
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Grit Reviews

  • Diane
    Apr 03, 2017
    What a fascinating book! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this research on how important effort and perseverance is in being successful. Duckworth calls this grit, and has tests for measuring how gritty a person is in his or her projects. Her findings are that "natural talent" is ...
  • Constance
    Feb 20, 2017
    I am interested generally in the idea of ?grit.? It?s hard sometimes to not be discouraged, to have resilience and to get up and keep going after setbacks, and I?m interested in how to develop that trait. To that end, this book skims over some relevant ideas. Apparently ever...
  • Elizabeth☮
    Jan 21, 2017
    I loved the lessons in this book. If you haven't seen Duckworth's ted talk, find it now. This is pretty straight forward: you need grit to be successful. It is a bit more nuanced and Duckworth interviews various people in various professions that have all become successful beca...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    Aug 27, 2016
    As turns out, I'm pretty gritty. Who knew? ...
  • Kristin Butler
    Sep 05, 2016
    I guess if you really have something to prove you might be interested in reading this book. I found it a snoozer and I felt a little sorry for the author who appears to be obsessed with the topic of achievement. Perhaps I'm too much of a slacker to appreciate the power of " grit", but ...
  • Antonia
    May 18, 2016
    Thomas Edison said that success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. And remember Malcolm Gladwell?s 10,000-hour rule? Angela Duckworth this calls stick-to-it-iveness ?grit.? (I?m not too keen on the word, itself.) Her method of reaching more or less the same conclusion inv...
  • Amy
    Apr 27, 2017
    Saying, "I really wanted to like this book" would be an understatement. I started it expecting a 5-star read. I agreed with the premise and was eager to learn more. However, this book fell short for me. The first half read too much like a self-help book. "Be gritty! You'll be successfu...
  • Ana Marlatt
    May 05, 2016
    For the many critics of Duckworth and her theory of Grit, I say: read this book. You will not find anywhere here that Grit is about "sucking it up and getting it done". Angela Duckworth writes: "This book has been my way of taking you out for a coffee and telling you what I know." To m...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 26, 2017
    I've been on a self-improvement reading kick lately, really for the first time in my life. I've discovered, to my surprise, that most of the books are backed-up by studies, which are in themselves fascinating and quite helpful. This book I was less impressed with, because despite t...
  • Jason
    May 24, 2016
    This book may be the first to employ the humblebrag as a rhetorical device. Roughly: "My dad always told me I was no genius. Then I won a MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant' on my research showing that hard work is more crucial to success than genius." It's a little boastful, as are th...
  • David Yoon
    Jan 03, 2017
    A fascinating exploration of Grit. There?s even a Grit questionnaire to assess how gritty you are. I?m moderately gritty BTW - happily mediocre. I?m aware I could be grittier and resolve to do so, but then I?ve already moved on to the next book. I like the idea though. It s...
  • Huyen Le
    May 15, 2016
    Takeaway message: find your passion and work hard. The title already told everything. It's a good book but the idea is not so new, even though it concerns about a fairly new concept named grit. Nonetheless, it's a good book esp. for those who haven't read a lot of psychology bo...
  • Elaine Howlin
    Nov 07, 2017
    Fantastic. ...
  • Suzanne
    Oct 10, 2016
    Disappointed to read this in the acknowledgments: "First and foremost, I want to thank my collaborators. I wrote this book in the first-person singular, using "I" when, in fact, pretty much everything I've done as a researcher or writer was accomplished by a plurality. The "we" who ...
  • Elliot
    May 29, 2016
    I've been a fan of Dr. Duckworth and her research since long before she became famous, so it's hard to overstate my disappointment with this title. The fundamental problem with the book is that instead of writing a popularization aimed at the intellectual/policy market, she decided to ...
  • Rebecca Renner
    Sep 29, 2017
    I loved this so much more than I thought I would! It's a must-read for teachers and writers. Actually, I would recommend it to anyone who is working toward a big goal, especially if they've experienced some setbacks. ...
  • Andrew
    Mar 12, 2016
    It was hard to pay attention to or stick with because most of the chapters seemed the same. But perhaps I haven't learned enough grittiness yet. ...
  • Jennifer
    Oct 22, 2016
    "As much as talent counts, effort counts twice." Professor and MacArthur Award winner Angela Duckworth has entered the "talent vs. effort" discussion with years of research showing that dedicated effort -- what she calls "grit"-- is far more important to success than any innate tale...
  • Brandon
    May 09, 2016
    Ultimately, there's not much new in this latest entry in the personal improvement genre. I had high hopes for this book, initially believing that it would have new (to me) insights along the lines of what I found in Carol Dweck's book "Mindset" and Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit....
  • The Noon
    Sep 07, 2017
    Few years ago, I watched the TedTalk by Angela Duckworth talking about grit. It seemed to me the ver first time to come across such terminology. Furthermore, it gave me hope and power to a better future. The talk is tremendous and energetic. Firmly knowing that the talker issued a wh...
  • Donna
    Aug 27, 2016
    I liked this approach to GRIT. This is nonfiction and when I counted how many discs this was for the audio, I thought it was going to feel so, so long...but it didn't. I found this fascinating. I'm not familiar with the author or her work, but I thought this was eloquently written. She...
  • Mari Ver
    May 25, 2016
    This book did not live up to high expectations that I had after watching the author's clips and presentations on TedTalk. I would like to say that it is a material for a good discussion with teenagers, but, sadly, they would need to have developed a lot of grit of their own in order to...
  • Sophie
    Jun 15, 2016
    The writer comes across as self-righteous and talks too much about sport. However, I thought it worth reading for chapter 6 on "Interest" - her comments on following your passion are quite nuanced. ...
  • Rayhan
    Jan 21, 2017
    Trivial and littered with shameless self-promotion and self-adulation. Duckworth isn't so much a grit paragon as she is a paragon of privilege. There are painful moments where she pays lip-service to socioeconomic and racial diversity issues that clearly interfere with her measurements...
  • James Park
    Apr 09, 2017
    The book was just really tough to get through. Not because it's hard to understand or anythingggg but it fell flat on so many pages. It didn't really get me thinking deep and most of the ideas she presented seemed meh. You legit need grit to get through the book. All respect to her tho...
  • Acordul Fin
    Apr 10, 2017
    I'm not giving this such a high rating because I'm totally sold on the premise or her research. Her theory has been challenged by other studies with equally intriguing findings which suggest that grit is not a trait that can be easily influenced because it's mostly determined by geneti...
  • Josh
    Jun 12, 2016
    Grit by Angela Duckworth is a book with broad ambitions to cover the topic of grit: what it is, who has it and how to get it. Grit shares a common heritage with many other growth mindset books such as The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal. Growth mindset books lie at the vertex of Ea...
  • Stephen Heiner
    Apr 21, 2017
    Angela was making the podcast circuit early last year when her book came out and I liked what I heard enough to add it to my queue. Recently got into it as part of a series of "passion-work-calling" books and was not disappointed. Like others in her genre (think Cal Newport/Daniel Pink...
  • Petr Bela
    Jun 21, 2017
    In yet another take on "talent is nothing if you don't work hard", the book is a result of a social study about the importance of perseverance to achieve success. I wouldn't say the book is bad, and there was certainly a lot of work done in the research (by many of the author's colleag...
  • H.A. Leuschel
    Sep 10, 2017
    What an inspiring and very well written book! Human beings love magic, the idea of a gift, natural talent and to be swept off their feet by a stunning piece of music or witnessing a person doing something no one has ever managed to do before. We like to believe that there is an innate ...