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Grit the power of passion and perseverance

by Duckworth, Angela (Author)

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Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying passions and following through on commitment... Full description

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Summary: Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying passions and following through on commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own character lab and set out to test her theory.
Item Description: Compact discs.
Disc 1 includes PDF with the Grit Scale and a wise-parenting checklist.
Physical Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time: 09:00:00
ISBN: 9781442397132
1442397136
Author Notes: Angela Duckworth is an American psychologist, born in 1970. She earned her BA in neurobiology at Harvard, her MSc in neuroscience at Oxford, and her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is also the Founder and Scientific Director of the nonprofit, Character Lab. She is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is a New York Times bestseller.

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