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Books about mindset, motivation and success


Andrew Ng recommends these 5 books:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Carol S. Dweck: 9781400062751

  • Rated 4.4 by 2440 users
  • Just met one of my heroes! Carol Dweck's "growth mindset" is changing lives. (Posted on Twitter)

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So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love: Cal Newport: 8601420220263

  • Rated 4.4 by 601 users
  • For people who are trying to figure out career decisions, there’s a very interesting one: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” That gives a valuable perspective on how to select a path for one’s career. (Posted on Twitter)

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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (9780307956392): Chip Heath, Dan Heath: Books

  • Rated 4.6 by 449 users
  • Enjoyed reading Decisive by Chip & Dan Heath. 4 tips for making better decisions. (Posted on Twitter)

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Making A Splash - Growth Mindset for Kids: Carol E. Reiley: 9780986417306

  • Rated 4.7 by 44 users
  • Great new children's novel that teaches kids growth mindset by @robot_MD! (Posted on Twitter)

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Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom: Daniel T. Willingham: 0787721851448

  • Rated 4.6 by 203 users
  • Why Don't Students Like School-Great book on applying cogsci principles to teach better. Loved this! (Posted on Twitter)

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Andrew Ng says,

Founder & CEO - Landing AI

Carol's book Mindset is a must read for anyone looking to explore our mindset and how we can influence it to be a little better. A "growth mindset" can help you overcome challenges and achieve success, while a "fixed mindset" can hold you back. Simply put, the idea of growth mindset is that hard work and effort can lead to success. Making a Splash is a children's book about growth mindset. The book is a must-have for parents and teachers to teach their kids on growth mindset and its importance in increasing intelligence. Daniel's Why Don't Students Like School is a great book on applying cogsci principles to teach better. This books gives an explanation on how learning happens and how teachers & parents can facilitate it.
Dan & Chip's Decisive is a great book on decision making. This book offers strategies and tips for making better decisions, be it for students applying to colleges or entrepreneurs making strategic decisions. For people who are trying to figure out career decisions, So Good They Can't Ignore You is good book that gives a valuable perspective on how to select a path for one's career.

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