Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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Ebury Publishing, May 5, 2016 - Self-Help - 352 pages
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UNLOCK THE KEY TO SUCCESS

In this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement. Winningly personal, insightful and powerful, 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.


‘Impressively fresh and original’ Susan Cain

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If you're looking for an insightful examination of what makes people successful, this is the book for you. Angela Duckworth builds a case for grit - the ability to work hard, learn, and see a larger ... Read full review

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Grit is a book on concept my Angela Duckworth that aimed to show what sets people apart in achievement. She coined the term Grit to describe in a nutshell trying really hard with passion to achieve ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Dr Angela Duckworth is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an expert in non-IQ competencies, including grit and self-control. A highly sought-after international speaker, her TED talk on grit has been viewed by over 10 million people.

Duckworth’s hypothesis that the real guarantor of success may not be inborn talent but a special blend of resilience and single-mindedness grew out of her upbringing: as a child her scientist father lovingly bemoaned the fact his daughter was ‘no genius’. Duckworth was determined to prove him wrong and spent her youth smashing through every academic barrier. As an adult she became focused on proving her theory and to find out if grit can be learned or cultivated. It was out of this that she created her own Character Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

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