Lessons from Mindset

I finished Mindset a while ago. I have to admit, it was tough read/ listen. I did a bit of both but, ended up listening to more than I read. I kind of forced my way through it because my friend Mark Verstegen recommended it so highly. I’d call it a tough but worthwhile read. I wanted to share a few things that stood out over the next few weeks. The author, Carol Dweck, makes some great points during the book but you have to stick with it to get to them.

One of the best to me was a two page section on Albert Einstein ( p 55-56). The line that grabbed me was “what set him apart was mindset and drive”. In the previous page Dweck describes Einstein as not a loner in a lab but, a highly successful entrepreneur with a well funded lab and thirty assistants.  However what stood out was Einstein never ending search for improvement, another example of what Dweck calls the growth mindset. If maybe you did what I did, which was start Mindset and put it down, finish it. It will be worth it.


8 Responses to “Lessons from Mindset”

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  2. Just ordered the book. I find I absorb the info much better when I am reading and taking notes in the margins, rather than listening to the audio. I got the audio version of The Talent Code–I liked it, but I think I would have liked the book better. Perhaps I need to work on my listening skills more? 🙂

  3. Glad to know it wasn’t just me.

  4. I was recommended this book too and I agree, heavy going! Thought it was just me, a little slow. But over all I felt the book could of been summed up in one chapter! Anyway I found the section on parenting really good, mostly common sense, but anyway useful.

  5. I liked Millionaire Mind also. So many good books.

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  6. Hello Mike, I read this book also a while ago too. I thought mindset was a great addition to furthering knowledge alongside reading many books on talent.
    I have found that reading books on a kindle helps with difficult, statistical and factual text. ‘The Millionaire Mind’ is one that this is helping with.
    Thank you for your posts.
    Ian Willows

  7. Funny, just ordered it.

  8. Mike, have you seen “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”? The pattern is the same.

    It’s on Netflix. You’ll like it.


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