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Through their first days at West Point 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 the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll 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. Disappointed to read this in the acknowledgmentsFirst and foremost I want to thank my collaborators I wrote this book in the first person singular using I when in fact pretty much everything I've done as a researcher or writer was accomplished by a plurality The we who deserve credit in particular coauthors on published research are named individually in Notes On their behalf I extend a heartfelt thanks to our research teams who collectively made this research possibleWow way to bury the gratitude and acknowledgment of people who are your research coauthorsAlso looks like there are several challenges to the importanceinfluence of Grit See this NPR story to that story Duckworth is thinking about revising her grit scale specifically the uestions around passion

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Grit Passion Perseverance and the Science of SuccessIn this must read book for anyone striving to succeed pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents educators athletes students and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit”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 crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitm. It was hard to pay attention to or stick with because most of the chapters seemed the sameBut perhaps I haven't learned enough grittiness yet

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Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success Free read ò 107 Ñ In this must read book for anyone striving to succeed pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents educators athletes students and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not taleEnts Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who freuently 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 Here she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools cadets struggling. This book may be the first to employ the humblebrag as a rhetorical device Roughly My dad always told me I was no genius Then I won a MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant' on my research showing that hard work is crucial to success than genius It's a little boastful as are the author's numerous references to her Ivy League education and her consultant work with McKinsey who apparently only hire based on intellect and most of all her namedropping but it all works well in supporting her larger claims that talent is overrated that fixed mindsets often result in complacency andor learned helplessness and that grit is something that can be acuired at any time by virtually anybodyIn the process of developing these claims Duckworth looks at grit based success in the military sports the country of Finland and most of all in the classroom The best section of the book looks at graduation commencement speech tropes that encourage young people to do what they love rather than acknowledging that finding what one loves can be a long process Her approach is anecdotal much like Malcolm Gladwell's in his various mononymous pop psychology works and the results are similarly enjoyable There's also useful advice for teachers and parents on how to encourage grit and growth mindsets in children although it does occasionally veer uncomfortably close to Tiger Mom authoritarianism Note I'm not referencing Duckworth's Chinese lineage here; she herself invokes Amy Chua at one point in the book I do have one gripe with methodology but I'll allow that this is likely addressed in Duckworth's academic publications I'm a lowly state university educated plebeian after all In summarizing her findings that predictions of academic success based on talent are less reliable than her own grit scale she repeatedly uses high school grades and SAT scores to uantify talent which again is less important to success than resilience and passion I get it but I'm not sure that grades and scores aren't themselves potentially measurements of grit rather than talent Certainly many people achieve high SAT and ACT scores and great GPAs after working hard taking practice tests meeting with private tutors etc There's nothing here explaining how this is reconciled which to me leaves a bit of hole but it doesn't diminish what is otherwise an informative and enjoyable book