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Grit: the power of passion and perserverance

Talent counts, but effort counts twice ... 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 understanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls 'grit'. Based on cutting-edge research, interviews with high achievers and her own powerful story, she shows how our inclination to revere natural talent is misguided and explains why, in terms of achievement, the effort we put in counts for far more. Duckworth then presents a new formula for grit for outstanding individual and collective success, showing that grit is something that can be cultivated and learned both in ourselves and in others, including children. Winning 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
eAudiobook, English, 2016
Unabridged edition View all formats and editions
Bolinda/Random House Audio, [London, UK], 2016
1 online resource (audio files.)
9781473529373, 1473529379
Downloadable audio file
Duration: 09:04:15
Read by Angela Duckworth.