Angela Duckworth


The Power of Passion and Perseverance
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Destiny Jones
I’m always a fan of books that help me see new perspectives. Authors Linda Thaler and Robin Kova, explain that aptitude precedes brilliance when it comes to achieving extraordinary highest. Although intelligence in our society is often characterized as the primary factor that determines success, it is not the core foundation according to the book G.R.I.T. By offering step-by-step guidelines on how to view the road to success, G.R.I.T. shares captivating stories that motivate and inspire anyone looking to advance in their career or develop some hardcore ambition.
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In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies, she has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Prior to her career in research, she taught children math and science and was the founder of a summer school for low-income children that won the Better Government Award from the state of Massachusetts. She completed her BA in neurobiology at Harvard, her MSc in neuroscience at Oxford, and her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. More recently, she founded the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development in children. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is her first book.
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