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, Ange 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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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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 ...