Two ARC copies of Grit by Angela Duckworth

June 7, 2016

This is a hit in our system and I still have two ARCs. Would anyone like?

Duckworth, Angela. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Scribner.

In this muGrit : the power of passion and perseverancest-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people both seasoned and new 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.”

 

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4 Responses to “Two ARC copies of Grit by Angela Duckworth”

  1. Mary Campbell Says:

    I’d like a copy – suffering vs. ecstasy sounds like an interesting argument.

  2. Darren Says:

    Oh great, on its way thanks!

  3. Julie Thompson Says:

    I would love to have the second copy, if it’s still available 😀

  4. Darren Says:

    You bet – on its way!

    Darren


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