In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:
Book Club: Part 3 of Grit, “Growing grit from the outside in”
Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and guest Josh Gordon, President of Full Spectrum Marketing ( https://www.fsm.agency/ ) continue the conversation in this third installment of the book Grit: The power of passion and perseverance by Angela Duckworth. Website: https://angeladuckworth.com/
Josh Gordon is an award-winning journalist and award-winning marketing communications professional with over 2 decades of experience in all types of marketing communications and advertising. He has experience in a variety of industries, from software start ups to global medical device companies, to community-based marketing strategies for government, education, and nonprofit. Josh has led Full Spectrum Marketing (FSM) in downtown Akron, Ohio since 2015, with the goal of building a mission-driven marketing communications company that can become the best partnership the firm’s clients will ever have.
Angela Duckworth is co-founder, chief scientist, and a board member of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela shares research-backed advice for parents and teachers in her Tip of the Week.
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
“Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).
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