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Being the daughter of a scientist who frequently told her of her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth has become a celebrated researcher and professor whose eye-opening track in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience led her to her theory about the true driver of success: a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In her book, Grit, she talks about her first days at West Point, about teachers in some of the toughest high schools, and about young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She provides absorbing insights based on history and what we can learn from modern experiments in peak performance. She also shares what she had learned from dozens of high achievers, from Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, to Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker cartoon editor, to Pete Carroll, coach of Seattle Seahawks.
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