The Resource Grit : the power of passion and perseverance, Angela Duckworth

Grit : the power of passion and perseverance, Angela Duckworth

Label
Grit : the power of passion and perseverance
Title
Grit
Title remainder
the power of passion and perseverance
Statement of responsibility
Angela Duckworth
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial, such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. 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"--
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provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
158.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S8
LC item number
D693 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 637.S8
NLM item number
D836g 2016
Label
Grit : the power of passion and perseverance, Angela Duckworth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-322) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. What grit is and why it matters : Showing up ; Distracted by talent ; Effort counts twice ; How gritty are you? ; Grit grows -- Part II. Growing grit from the inside out : Interest ; Practice ; Purpose ; Hope -- Part III. Growing grit from the outside in : Parenting for grit ; The playing fields of grit ; A culture of grit ; Conclusion
Control code
ocn928889169
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 333 pages
Isbn
9781501111105
Lccn
2015042880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99967090969
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b30239266
System control number
(OCoLC)928889169

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