Embracing Challenge

Embracing Challenge

Carol Dweck [ Google Talk ] In the 1990s the self esteem movement took over the world. We were told to tell everyone how fabulous, brilliant, talented, special they were all the time. This was going to motivate them and boost their achievement. Instead, as you said, it was a complete disaster. It led to the acceptance of mediocrity. It didn’t challenge people

The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Carol Dweck [ TEDxSweden ] I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But if you get the grade

Mindset

Mindset

Carol Dweck  [ Stanford University ] I’d like to introduce you to my version of happiness. For me happiness is being infinitely curious. It’s being – it’s constantly learning. It’s constantly mastering new and difficult tasks. And yet, many of the things we do to motivate our kids are sapping their desire to learn. How do we make sure then that kids and

Cain’s TED

Cain’s TED

Susan Cain [ The Power of Introverts ] When I was nine years old, I went off to summer camp for the first time. And my mother packed me a suitcase full of books, which to me seemed like a perfectly natural thing to do. Because in my family, reading was the primary group activity. And this might sound antisocial to you, but

Cain’s Google

Cain’s Google

Susan Cain [ The Power of Introverts ] Hello everyone. I have come to believe from researching and writing this book for about seven years now, started back in 2005, I’ve come to believe that introversion and extroversion are as profound a part of who we are, as core to our identities as our gender. Therefore it’s very important to understand where we

Overconfidence

Overconfidence

Malcolm Gladwell [ The New Yorker ] Cocksure: Banks, battles, and the psychology of overconfidence. In 1996, an investor named Henry de Kwiatkowski sued Bear Stearns for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. De Kwiatkowski had made—and then lost—hundreds of millions of dollars by betting on the direction of the dollar, and he blamed his bankers for his reversals. The district court ruled