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Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I wanted to learn more about how to use the growth mindset. I personally tend to fall too much into the fixed mindset. Only this book fell too much into the Self-Help traps:

  • “This is how I am. What worked for me.” Or other individuals Carol advised. Only, the readers are not Carol and are not the benefitting from mistakes. I am doubtful of magical cases where a single sentence or paragraph magically changed everything.
  • Testimonials in a book are like an author on Amazon writing his own reviews. Only the positive results are indicated. Which, is funny given the growth mindset being advocated in this book is about learning from mistakes. Yet the author’s mistakes in this work are hidden.

I spent too long frustrated by the Self-Help nature of the first 300 pages to enjoy it. Read the first chapter of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (book) instead and the last chapter of this book.


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