Grit

Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance

First Scribner hardcover edition

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Synopsis

"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 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 more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently 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 profess

Book information

ISBN: 9781501111105
Publisher: Scribner
Imprint: Scribner
Pub date:
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
DEWEY: 158.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xv, 333
Weight: 604g
Height: 237mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 31mm