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.
Johnny Copelyn discusses his book entitled “Maverick Insider: A Struggle for Union Independence in a Time of National Liberation”.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews University of Pretoria Professor of Political Economy Lorenzo Fioramonti.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Lori Milner, co-author of “Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman”.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Strategist and author Tony Manning about his new book “The Critical Core”.
Bruce Whitfield interviews former Minister (1994 – 1999) Jay Naidoo about his new book “Change - Organising tomorrow, today”.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Tomson about his inspirational new book “The Code: The Power of ‘I Will’”.
Curriculum expert, Bronwen Willson-Thompson, says the majority of students are not coping with the existing curriculum.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) launched its new T20 Global League on Monday in London.
Pippa Lund and her team are here to ensure your planned marriage proposal is nothing short of amazing.
Behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer explains the symptoms, treatments and tips for people who suffer panic attacks.
Legal advisor at RBS explains insurance companies 80/20 rule that holds motorists equally liable for accidents caused.
It's important to confront friends and family if they seem distracted by their phones, says Afro Protocol founder Courtenay Carey.
Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will respond to all Zimbabweans under special dispensation.
WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...