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Mindset: The new psychology og Success

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area. Mindset explains: Why brains and talent don’t bring success How they can stand in the way of it Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know See full...

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Never eat alone

Have you ever asked yourself why some people find getting things easier than others, specially in these hard times? Keith Ferrazzi gives us a great personal lesson in the book that we have analyzed in our Professional Reading Club: Never eat alone. This sentence summarizes the subject of the book: Networking. From his own personal experiences, Ferrazzi describes how to develop networking step by step up to become a top connector. From his point of view, SUCCESS IN LIFE = THE PEOPLE YOU MEET + WHAT YOU CREATE TOGETHER. It’s a constant process of giving and receiving. Your mission is establishing relationships with people in your universe who can help you get where you’re going. Perhaps the most important thing for networking is, something we mustn’t forget, build it before you need it. It’s not easy, it takes time and effort: attend meetings, contact people, state your value, share your passions, take their names, find out their passions, and keep in touch with them. In his own words you must “pinging all the time”; for doing this, you can use technology, mobile, e-mailing,…., but nothing as powerful as a face to face relationship, mainly not in working hours, and much better for having lunch or dinner (That’s why, never eat alone). He explains and gives examples of different tactics to use in every step, beginning for knowing what to say: prepare a small talk which puts you in value, show passion in what you say and do to make good impression to the other part. This stands you out from the crowd. Be sincere. Show what you can offer. Find out interests, hobbies, etc., about people you want to know, before you meet them…. Up to find connectors to connect you to top managers, rock stars, sport stars, politicians and so on. The book is broken up into four sections, which themselves are broken up into a number of short chapters. Interspersed throughout are short one-page profiles of people who are particularly good at building relationships quickly (like Bill Clinton and Benjamin Franklin). While the profiles were interesting, it...

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