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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth. Publisher: Scribner, 2016.

352 pages
ISBN: 978-1501111105


This book is a detailed study of what makes some people succeed where others fail: grit. Grit, according to Duckworth, is a combination of passion and perseverance that drives people to great accomplishment. Her observations about grit come from numerous large scale sociological studies and make up the bulk of the first half of the book. She then turns to application;

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