New Book Alert :: MINDSET from Carol Dweck

I saw this book yesterday on the post I did about the Washington state Teacher of the Year.

The teacher recommended it, and Bill Gates recommended it.

I looked it up on the internets and it seems like a good one, so I am on it. I purchased the book as soon as I saw it in the video.

Mindset book

Side note – Amazon Prime is awesome. Usually it takes 2 days for books to arrive, this time, the book came next day.


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset. Amazon $10 bucks

Let’s not waste any more lives.

Here is her Ted Talk on the “growth mindset” . It’s worth your time . From reading the first chapter last night, this seems like a quick 10 minute Cliff’s Notes introduction of her book.

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

One small sidenote: #MINDSET is a good book, except for this little nugget in the beginning.

I find it somewhat disappointing for a book that has sold over 1m copies and was written by a Stanford professor, to be this indifferent about grammar.


But, I get it. Her reasoning makes sense to me and she addressed it right from the beginning. That is much appreciated BUT I don’t know if it sends the right message that someone who’s an educator and has written a book on success, wants to be nonchalant about a fundamental piece of learning. Just my thoughts.