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A good read but...

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Reviewed: 14-12-2019

Likening school principals to drug pushers is a slight exaggeration. Given the tendency of the author to occasionally stray beyond the facts, if you are looking for some understanding of neurological and hence behavioural changes in adolescence and the impact of devices on adolescent wellbeing then this is for you.

Simply excellent

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Reviewed: 08-07-2017

Where does Grit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The best audiobook I have listened to without doubt. Evidence based, full of research, no false 'you can do it' platitudes. just facts based in science and supported by engaging anecdotes. Anyone wanting a primer in Positive Psychology needs to fead/listen to this book.

What other book might you compare Grit to, and why?

Peak by Anders Erikson - Duckworth refers to deliberate practice as a necessary ingredient for passion and perseverance and has worked with Anders Erikson. Similarly I would reccomend Flow by Csikszentmihalyi and Mindset by Carol Dweck.

What does Angela Duckworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Engagement. I have read the book but wanted to hear the story of her research in her voice. She brings her theory of Grit to life

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to conquer the Beast and the Bee

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the real path to excellence - simple but definitely not easy. If you're up for the hard yards this is the real Secret.

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excellent wrap up of positive psychology

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Reviewed: 25-03-2017

If you could sum up The Happiness Advantage in three words, what would they be?

integrates positive psychology

What other book might you compare The Happiness Advantage to, and why?

Flourish, Flow, Positivity, Authentic Happiness, Love 2.0, could all be read to deepen the surface understanding gained through reading the Happiness Advantage

Any additional comments?

a great synthesis of current research and theory in positive psychology. covers all the major contributors to the field and their research and findings set in the context of the author's life stories and experiences.

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