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Summary - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance written by Angela Duckworth and narrated by Matthew Olly

Summary - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth

Narrator: Matthew Olly

Duration: 10 minutes

Published by: Mind Builders

Language: English


Why do some people achieve success while others do not? Angela discusses why talent isn't a guarantee of success, based on fresh findings from her groundbreaking research.
Angela Duckworth has discovered that grit, defined as a combination of passion and tenacity for a singularly significant goal, is a trait shared by top achievers across all fields. She's also discovered scientific proof that grit can be grown.

Angela Duckworth shares firsthand accounts of her studies with teachers in some of the most challenging schools, cadets navigating their first days at West Point, and young National Spelling Bee competitors. She also explores valuable historical insights and demonstrates what can be learned from present peak performance trials. Finally, she discusses what she's learned by speaking with dozens of successful people, including JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.