From the renowned psychologist who introduced the world to “growth mindset” comes this updated edition of the million-copy bestseller—featuring transformative insights into redefining success, building lifelong resilience, and supercharging self-improvement.
“Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes
“It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”
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 think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.
This book is for EVERYONE
Everyone can benefit from this book. Male or female, young or old, educated or uneducated, etc. If everyone had a “growth mindset” we would live in a more harmonious society.
I thought I already knew (Fixed mindset?)
I thought I already knew the lessons of “Growth” vs. “Fixed” mindsets. (I’ve had a sign on my work computer for years!).
But, Dr. Dweck’s examples made this book life-changing!
I’m so grateful for this book!
This is not it.
Truly hard to listen to. I don’t mind the narrator but the content is poorly written and has such a chip on its shoulder. EVERYTHING must fit into the demonic Fixed Mindset or the god-like Growth Mindset. Using poorly written and sometime outdated scenarios, examples of fifth graders and college students, and broad public perception of celebrities, Dweck describes binary responses to life’s challenges but never quite gets to a take-away point or any helpful advice. The whole thing sounds like a big wind-up sales pitch. Dweck seems uninterested in letting her theory and research contribute to fields of personality or motivation and instead needs Mindset to be THE thing, a level deeper better and smarter, than the rest of social science research. It’s pop psychology and not a terribly good example. I have previously read and enjoyed books about trauma response and CBT and think there are better resources. Or better still, find a therapist. I don’t think Dweck is wrong, but this book does not provide a groundbreaking path forward.