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Grit - Angela Duckworth | Intangibles 040

By Steve Berg February 11, 2019

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Angela Duckworth wrote one of my favorite books... Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. In 2013 she became a MacArthur Fellow, which means she won what some call “the genius award.” This is a sizable 'no strings' attached grant to do research. Not to mention, it’s typically given to geniuses.  She is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.  She has advised the White House, the World Bank, teams in the NBA and the NFL, and CEOs of the Fortune 500.  Her TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time.  And… she is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Ph.D.  We have a deep talk about what Grit is.



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Angela's book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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