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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (English Edition) Kindle版
“Utterly captivating, inspiring and original…Once you pick up Grit, you won’t be able to tear yourself away.” -- Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School professor and author of Presence
“Readable, compelling and totally persuasive. The ideas in this book have the potential to transform education, management and the way its readers live. Angela Duckworth’s Grit is a national treasure.” -- Lawrence H. Summers, Former Secretary of the Treasury and President Emeritus at Harvard University
“A contemporary classic―a clarifying and deeply-researched book in the tradition of Stephen Covey and Carol Dweck. For anyone hoping to work smarter or live better, Grit is an essential―and perhaps life-changing―read.” -- Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human
“Fascinating. Angela Duckworth pulls together decades of psychological research, inspiring success stories from business and sports, and her own unique personal experience and distills it all into a set of practical strategies to make yourself and your children more motivated, more passionate, and more persistent at work and at school.” -- Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed
“I love an idea that challenges our conventional wisdom and ‘grit’ does just that! Put aside what you think you know about getting ahead and outlasting your competition, even if they are more talented. Getting smarter won’t help you―sticking with it, will! -- Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last
“Empowering…Angela Duckworth compels attention with her idea that regular individuals who exercise self-control and perseverance can reach as high as those who are naturally talented-that your mindset is as important as your mind.” -- Soledad O'Brien, Chairman of Starfish Media Group and former co-anchor of CNN's “American Morning”
“A combination of rich science, compelling stories, crisp graceful prose, and appealingly personal examples…Without a doubt, this is the most transformative, eye-opening book I’ve read this year.” -- Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor, University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness
“Profoundly important. For eons, we’ve been trapped inside the myth of innate talent. Angela Duckworth shines a bright light into a truer understanding of how we achieve. We owe her a great debt.” -- David Shenk, author The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ
“Invaluable…In a world where access to knowledge is unprecedented, this book describes the key trait of those who will optimally take advantage of it. Grit will inspire everyone who reads it to stick to something hard that they have a passion for.” -- Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy --このテキストは、hardcover版に関連付けられています。
ANGELA DUCKWORTH, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is also the founder and scientific director of Character Lab, a non-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She completed her BA in neurobiology at Harvard, her MSc in neuroscience at Oxford and her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
- ASIN : B019CGY2ZG
- 出版社 : Ebury Digital; 第1版 (2016/5/5)
- 発売日 : 2016/5/5
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 6038 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 437ページ
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 7,391位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Determination is the closest.
The author talks about this "grit" like some new discovery (HER discovery!), but if we exchange
all the words "grit" in her book to just "determination" then suddenly she has nothing to sell.
Everything she writes has been said and done a million times by millions of other cheap-fix self
help books like this one.
She keeps referring herself as a "scientist" and "researcher", yet all her "findings" are based
on anecdotal stories about famous people (much like the Tina Seeling book). Most of the book
is just anecdotes and third-hand stories with very vague and plain conclusions, like "find your
passion" and "follow your dreams" and "just be yourself" and other empty nonsense.
There are no practical things, no advice, no methods, no instructions, just endless stories about
how "this famous guy did this one thing and so if you do that same thing then you will
be rich and famous too!"
Her big "Grit Test" is just a list of 10-something questions like "Do you follow up on your plans?"
or "Do you give up easily?" that if you fill out will tell you how "gritty" you are.
She claims she was able to predict who will fail or overcome tests and hurdles, but again,
anecdotal stories and very little hard evidence (note how she does not have a bibliography,
just a "recommended reading" list. How convenient!)
A very disappointing book, full of the blatant humblebragging of the author about herself,
her family, her career. She keeps repeating her pretentious, made-up buzzword, "grit," like it was something
new that is going to change the world, when in reality it is just empty, trendy, "get-smart-quick" snake oil.
If you want to understand why some people are successful and why some are not, you can read this book.
It also mentions how we can develop GRIT.
1.If you think of the overall well-being of people around you, you tend to be more successful in the long run
2.Deliberate practice makes you better at a skill
3.While learning something different, the first stage of introduction needs to be interesting and playful, strenuous efforts are required at a later stage
For finding these takeaways, you need to pass through the vast jungle of psychology study and data. On certain occasions it feels like research has been done for certain evident things also. This makes it boring on certain occasions.
However, it is an intelligent book challenging conventional wisdom and places the required prerogative on the importance of efforts above everything else.
This book reminds me of how the government will spend millions of dollars on a study to tell you something you already know: "After an exhaustive multi-year study costing $10 million dollars, we have concluded that ice is cold to the touch." This book is very much like that. I can't think of one single concept presented in the book that isn't already common knowledge. Example: Hard work and perseverance can make up for lack of talent. Who doesn't already know this? Here's another one: People who like what they are doing (passion), usually do better than those who do not. Every single point made in this book is about that profound. And, if you are looking for proven ways to increase you own "grit," forget about it--they are not there.
This material might make for a good 10-page whitepaper, but it isn't nearly deep enough to make into a 300 page book. Because of that, there is just major filler in the form of stories about successful people.
Lastly, like another reviewer pointed out, this book has a self-righteous undertone to it. The author burns a lot of ink making sure you think she's smart and important.
I'll save you $20: The most successful people work really hard at something they like and don't give up.