Mann reviewed “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth.
Whitfield also played an audible.com snippet from the audiobook, narrated by Duckworth.
Description on Amazon:
In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed — be it parents, students, educators, athletes or business people — that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In “Grit”, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee.
She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance.
Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers — from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Among Grit’s most valuable insights:
Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
How grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances
How lifelong interest is triggered
How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
Which is better for your child — a warm embrace or high standards
- The magic of the Hard Thing Rule
Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, “Grit” is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that — not talent or luck — makes all the difference.
Listen to the review by clicking play on the audio below.
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