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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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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 I.Q. 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.

Product Specifications

Author
Angela Duckworth
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Scribner
CatalogNumberList
  • XM-1501111108 POXM-1501111108
EAN
9781501111105
EANList
  • 9781501111105
Edition
1
Feature
Scribner
ISBN
1501111108
ItemDimensions
  • 900
  • 600
  • 100
  • 130
Label
Scribner
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Scribner
MPN
23148698
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
352
PackageDimensions
  • 142
  • 937
  • 100
  • 638
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
23148698
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2016-05-03
Publisher
Scribner
ReleaseDate
2016-05-03
Studio
Scribner
Title
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
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