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Mindset - Updated Edition

Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea - the power of our mindset. 

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment but may actually jeopardise success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades as well as reach our own goals - personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

©2019 Carol Dweck (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Robot voice

I am not sure I can get used to this. First audiobook and her voice sounds so robotic... a bit of a disappointment.

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robotic voice ruins listening experience

The strange robotic voice is so incongruent with the topic it makes it very hard to enjoy and learn from. I gave up at chapter 3.

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Robotic voice spoils this

Self help books are already going to be repetitive, but the robotic voice narrating this painful to listen to.

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Thoroughly engaging

Lots of anecdotes thtat allowed a wide understanding of growth mindset. I would have liked the last chapter to be longer - how to put the growth mindset into practice.

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Interesting book, shame about the narrator!

The theory behind Carol Dweck's book is fascinating and thought provoking. I bought it on several recommendations, and they were all well-founded. However, the narrator made it so difficult to listen to! Her intonation was wrong, and I spent the first five or six chapters wondering if it was actually an automated voice rather than a real person. She got easier to listen to later on in the book, but I think it was just that I had got used to her voice then and could follow her more easily through familiarity with her tones.

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All about having a Growth Mindset

This book focuses alot about Growth Vs Fixed Mindset in various aspects such as Work, Sports and Relationships. The examples provided are concrete in solidifying the concept of Growth Mindset.

The reader has a robotic voice which you will get used to eventually.

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Don’t bother

Well, that’s hours of my life that I’ll never get back. I was going to give up part way through but persisted in the hope it would get better. Basically, It is based on the idea there are two types of mindset; the fixed mindset, and the growth mindset. The fixed mindset believes you are restricted by your natural abilities and aptitude’s, and the growth mindset is the belief you can always improve with hard work, training etc. Sound interesting? I thought so too. But then that is pretty much it. Doesn’t really elaborate much further. Just gives tonnes and tonnes of examples: “this person did this because they have a fixed mindset, but this person did that because they had a growth mindset. Over, and over, and over again. The same thing. Really boring, and disappointing. Even towards the end where you’re hoping for some conclusion or some actual constructive advise, you don’t really get it. Save yourself the time. Read this review and you have basically read the book, but in a fraction of the time.

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This book has changed me

I'm grateful for Carol Dweck for writing this book. It has reformed my view of others and myself. Thank you.

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Helpful and profound, but repetitive and monotone

Love Carol and her thoughts on the growth mindset. Unfortunately, this concept did not translate well in an audiobook. You come to grasp the only concept in the book the first couple of chapters. The remainder of the book is just a repeat of the same concept in different scenarios.

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learned a lot

Enjoyed this book very much. Explains a lot of things I've seen over a few years. It explains how you can promote a switch from fixed to growth mindset which I found very interesting. Somethings I have a fixed approach, some I have growth. You can be both in different areas. Knowing more and being able to recognize these behaviours is useful.

There's often things in these types of books that come back to trip them up; a top athlete or team used as an example turn out to be drug cheats. The one here for me is the admissions essay to a "top university", where the growth mindset kid writes in to ask how they could improve their essay, even though they didn't get admitted and they university reversed their decision because you know growth mindset. These books can never really address acknowledge things like drug cheats or admissions scandals.

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  • Julian Hibbert
  • 05-07-19

Essential! Fundamental! A Holy-Grail of wisdom.

There are few books that are fundamentally life changing, that act as the foundation to develop your personality around and accelerate your learning potential. This is one of them.
if you understand the paradigm, it doesn't matter where you are in life, you can unlock your minds potential!
I've found that by this book is changing my life for the better!

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  • Carlos
  • 17-08-19

fantastic book that is mind blowing.

life changing book, makes me feel good knowing that i am responsible for my attitude. and i can develope a growth mindset.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-20

history lesson

this book and narrator sound like my teacher teaching history class. No emotion, just fact with bias opinion.

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  • Ernesto Zepeda
  • 15-01-20

importante de leer

Posiblemente el libro que más han impactado mi comportamiento y la educación de mis hijos

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  • Brigitte
  • 31-10-19

A life changing mindset shift

This research is seminal. It is empowering and liberating. The book has a lot of detail and many examples. Some very practical steps are outlined in the last few chapters. Excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-19

Is not what I expect, is not a practical book

I was expecting a book with strategies, a roadmap that could be easy to apply. The book os redudant in stories and examples that could be resume, I just could listen all. I jumped to the end and find a few interesting insights but it was a bit dissapointing.

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  • Ayodeji O Dipeolu
  • 06-04-19

This book is going to change my life!

Not just in the way I see myself, but also in the way I interact with others. I want to share this with everyone

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