Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

A newer edition of this book can be found here. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we t A newer edition of this book can be found here. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psyc...

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Title:Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Author:Carol S. Dweck
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Psreid Just enough references to make it interesting. Anyone who doesn't take away a lot must have a fixed mindset.
Phil Ledru Absolutely.

As an adult, I would help young children understand the lessons of this book through a class/workshop of sorts; however, beyond the age of…more

As an adult, I would help young children understand the lessons of this book through a class/workshop of sorts; however, beyond the age of 12~15, teenagers are totally able to understand the book by themselves.

I actually think it's incredibly important that we transmit this idea of "fixed" versus "growth" mindset to entire generations to come; hoping they, in turn, pass it on to the next.

Note: of course it should be read by most adults as well; but until we reach that point (perhaps, 25 years from now when the children aforementioned have become adults...), I think it's important to give children (and teenagers) themselves the means to properly interpret how others (parents, teachers and peers) judge their work and results, and how they approach life and learning within, for themselves.(less)

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  • Otis Chandler
    Mar 19, 2007
    Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy Kawasaki. A very useful book about the growth mindset. Essentially, the book makes a case that those people who look at everything they do in life as a learning opportunity are much more successful. I think where this comes into play m...
  • Kressel Housman
    May 07, 2008
    The flap copy on this book promised it would be "a great book that will change your life." That certainly raised my expectations, and I'm happy to report that I wasn't disappointed. The premise of the book is the basis of cognitive psychology: what you believe affects your whole lif...
  • Cerealflakes
    Nov 18, 2011
    I keep hearing educators praising this author and, specifically, this book. Maybe she's better in person. I found this book trite. It was very repetitive and full of cherry picked stories pulled out just to prove her obvious conclusion. Are there really people who think that if you go ...
  • SJ Loria
    Aug 09, 2013
    Watered down and scientifically not that accurate (grit is a part of conscientiousness - see studies below), welcome to education's favorite book! Here is my two sentence summary of this book (best spoken in kindergartner teacher voice): There are two kinds of people in the world, p...
  • Michael
    Mar 12, 2011
    Excellent book. This one sounds like a typical self-help book, but it's a real find. The author is a pyschology researcher at Columbia, and her book is filled with insights and illustrations regarding the differences that a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset can have when applied to bu...
  • Mike
    May 26, 2008
    Carol Dweck?s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is based on a deceptively simple?yet powerful?premise. The central distinction she draws here is directly relevant to any of us interested in teaching leadership. According to Dr. Dweck (a Stanford psychology professor), each o...
  • Stark
    Dec 27, 2008
    This is probably all i really need to hear out of this book, but i will read the whole thing anyway. there are two mindsets. fixed and growth. Believing that your qualities are carved in stone -- the fixed mindset -- creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have on...
  • Johnny Trash
    Aug 08, 2012
    This is a book which the administrators in my organization are reading. I am reading it as well, though I'm not an administrator. I am only on page 43 but I already have dismissed the ideas and the author as superficial. Written in a casual style (the author states in the introduct...
  • Thomas
    Oct 09, 2013
    Great overarching concept, lackluster execution. In Mindset, Professor of Psychology Carol S. Dweck discusses the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. The fixed mindset focuses on immovable measures of achievement and ability, such as the idea that everyone is born ...
  • Yelda Basar Moers
    Mar 09, 2017
    I have always been fascinated by why some people reach their potential and others don't. Everyone surely wants to. So what is the difference? I really enjoyed this book which addresses this question head on. Carol S. Dweck is a Stanford University psychologist who has spent decades of ...
  • Roslyn
    Jul 27, 2014
    1) The author begins by going on and on about how important she is and how important her ideas are. Which made her sound insecure, and let me know right off the bat that she does not trust me to read her ideas and determine for myself whether they are good ideas or not. 2) In the b...
  • Filipa
    Oct 11, 2015
    Second reading: 25 February 2016 - 5 March 2016. Reread this wonderful gem, confirming the fact that this book really is a game changer. This rereading also confirmed that this is one of the books that will accompany my growth throughout different phases of my life. I believe it will...
  • Neil Lynch
    Aug 12, 2012
    Walt Disney once said the best way to get something done is to stop talking about it and do it. Such a simple sentiment ought to be a no-brainer; and yet, how often have we let opportunities slip through our grasp because of the way we think, what we believe, or what we uphold as valua...
  • Becca Van Tassell
    Mar 13, 2014
    It's pretty bad when after 15 pages, I want to fling a book away in disgust. But I kept reading. (Okay, it turned into skimming pretty quickly). And it DIDN'T GET BETTER. I've read several thoughtful and interesting pieces of journalism lately referencing the general thesis of this...
  • Amina
    Jul 17, 2017
    2.5? First, the concept was good, the first chapters were great but then the I found the book to be very repetitive, it could have been written in about 150 pages, and a little bit judgmental, sometimes even a bit hard on the people with the fixed mindset. ...
  • David
    Jan 11, 2018
    A bit long-winded at times, but well worth reading. The repetition could be frustrating, but the reinforcement was likely beneficial. I'm starting to see the growth and fixed mindset all around me, especially in other books I'm reading and movies I'm watching, and it's fascinating to r...
  • Jamie Doerschuck
    Oct 25, 2013
    I think a lot of people who rated this book highly must have had a "fixed mindset". I think this book was a waste of money, personally. The tone of the book is very repetitive and annoying. Essentially people with a growth mindset are better than people without it in every possible ...
  • Joshua Guest
    Dec 24, 2012
    Okay, so the idea is fine, and usable, and easy to explain to others, and pretty simple. I was about to give this book a one-star rating because I was so irritated with Dr. Dweck trying to shoehorn her idea into every single success story in the history of humanity and basically saying...
  • Alex
    Jul 24, 2011
    Another book that attempts to build upon the research of Anders Ericsson. The way I read it, I would break the book into 3 parts: Part 1: How people fail because they don't have the right mindset Part 2: How people success because they have the right mindset Part 3: You could als...
  • Tanja Berg
    Aug 15, 2017
    I bought this book last year, but didn't get around to it. While reading something else recently, it referred to this one and I decided to give it a go. The basic premise is that "the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life." "Believing that you...
  • Jonathan Karmel
    Feb 09, 2012
    I read the first few chapters but then ended up skimming the rest. I absolutely agree with the author that it's better to have a growth mindset than a fixed mindset. It just seemed like the author made the point and then kept repeating it over and over again. I did think it was valuabl...
  • Karen ⊰✿
    Dec 10, 2017
    The idea of a "growth mindset" is a simple one, but quite profound for many people who have grown up believing that talents and abilities are "fixed". A growth mindset is possessed by those who believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. ...
  • Kirsten
    Jul 30, 2015
    Let me preface this review by saying that my boss made me read this book, because, apparently, reading assignments are something that I should have as a 5th year PhD candidate. Not only that, but I'm pretty sure no one should require me to read a shitty waste-of time self help book. ...
  • Justin Tate
    Jul 04, 2017
    This is as simple as it is revolutionary. Should be required reading for parents and educators, but everyone can benefit--even if you aren't really on the prowl for 'success'. What I love most is that the concept will improve yourself, but even if you struggle to change your mindset fr...
  • Manuel Antão
    Oct 06, 2018
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Micro-Multi-Task: "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol S. Dweck (original review, 2006) Following the footsteps of some who is great in order to be great is moronic. Only talentless fools would ...
  • Chelsea
    Jun 05, 2018
    This is quite possibly the single most repetitive piece of literature I've read in my life. Carol S. Dweck seems to think she has unlocked the secrets to the universe with what seems to me to be a rather obvious theory: you should try to learn from failure rather than giving up when th...
  • Minwoo
    Jan 21, 2016
    I feel like the criticism this book gets is an exhibit of fixed mindset. Simple concept, yes, but universally applicable. Definitely left a profound impact on how I think and see the world, and I would like people around me to have read it. So five stars. ...
  • Amir Tesla
    Jun 07, 2015
    For practical insights refer to: Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset Have ever noticed those geeks, geniuses, and world-class achievers while thinking to yourself, gosh, if only I had such talents, or if only I had such high IQ? Disappointing, I know, I have been there. Perhaps, such way...
  • KeyÇîya Çalî
    Apr 09, 2018
    Almost all of us know what the author is trying to say "have a growth-mindset and success is about learning it is not about proving you are smart... and that innate talent is nothing because success is 99% hard work..." even children know that!!! the book is full of examples and...
  • Jagadish
    Jan 05, 2019
    But everyone knows the growth mindset vs fixed mindset but the book explain more than that. What really matters we never know about false growth mindset that is the Common Misunderstanding of Growth mindset 1. Many people take what they like about themselves and call it a ?growth ...