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Book Review: Mindset by Carol Dweck

The basic premise of this book is that, in all area of life, people can be divided into those who have a ‘fixed mindset’ or a ‘growth mindset’. The basic premises and the author’s research are explained  in the first two chapters with the remainder of the book devoted to very readable examples of her theory in practise using public figures in the worlds of sport and business. She applies her theory to relationships, parenting and education. It has only a tiny section devoted to creativity but nonetheless the book helped me fathom out a possible answer to  something that always puzzled me?

Why do some people stick rigidly to using published patterns or kits to make art or craft items and refuse to try original design? Read more

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