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Book cover for Mindset
Book cover for Mindset
Author: Carol Dweck
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First Read:
A dive into the concept of mindset and its impact on success, distinguishing between a fixed mindset that sees abilities as innate and a growth mindset that believes in the potential for development through effort and learning.

At a school development meeting at my job at the Prep School, this book was highly praised. Dr. Dweck is a researcher at Stanford who studied kids and success, and came up with the concepts of growth mindset and fixed mindset. I took two days to sit down and read this book, and came to thinking differently about my own learning and career. I learned to ask questions and not to put up walls when I find something difficult to do. Most of the claims Dr. Dweck makes is based on her studies she’s run for over two decades.