Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

This book is praised everywhere – from Tim Ferriss, Derek Sivers, Seth Godin, the list goes on, so it’s frustrating that I found it a huge struggle. The first half is full of trite, one-paragraph case studies that go along the lines of, “Timmy struggles to adapt, he’s got a fixed mindset”, “Evie likes to learn, she’s got a growth mindset,”, rinse and repeat for a hundred or so pages. The cases shoehorn in the mindset terminology, and were for too repetitive without adding any value. Halfway through the book turns to business and mentoring, particularly children, and these sections were more interesting, provided you skim those case studies.

Each section (there’s eight of them) has a bullet point summary at the end – I did feel the preceding chapter just padded that summary.

Not bad, just too repetitive.

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