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Dr. Carol Dweck on Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets
Carol Dweck: Mindset interview
Matthew Syed - The Importance of Self Belief - A Tom Bates Coaching Interview
BBC Meet the Author - Matthew Syed
Laszlo Polgar | The Invisible Mentor
László Polgár (born 11 May 1946 in Gyöngyös), is a Hungarian chess teacher and father of the famous "Polgár sisters": Zsuzsa, Zsófia, and Judit. He authored well-known chess books such as Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games and Reform Chess, a survey of chess variants. László is an expert on chess theory and owns over 10,000 chess books. He is interested in the proper method of rearing children, believing that "geniuses are made, not born". Before he had any children, he wrote a book entitled Bring Up Genius! László Polgár László Polgár
Sofia Polgar | Klara & Laszlo Polgar Sofia Polgar | Klara & Laszlo Polgar Klara & Laszlo Polgar My parents are not strong chess players, although they may deserve an honorary grandmaster title for bringing up three champions. Both Mom, Klara and Dad, Laszlo are great teachers. Without their love, devotion and hard work we wouldn't have such success. In fact, my Dad had an educational vision long before we were born and strongly believes that geniuses are made, not born.
Interesting Stuff: Laszlo Polgar - Creator of Geniuses
The 10,000-Hour Lie: Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers The 10,000-Hour Lie: Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers Here's a lie you've probably heard recently: Being great at something takes 10,000 hours of practice. This was recently popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers, and first proposed in the early 1990s by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, a psychology professor at Florida State University, and his colleagues.
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Which Traits Predict Success? (The Importance of Grit) | Wired Science What are the causes of success? At first glance, the answer is easy: success is about talent. It’s about being able to do something – hit a baseball, play chess, trade stocks, write a blog – better than most anyone else. That’s a fine answer, but it immediately invites another question: What is talent? How did that person get so good at hitting a baseball or trading stocks?

Which Traits Predict Success? (The Importance of Grit) | Wired Science

K. Anders Ericsson Ericsson has spent 25 years interviewing and analyzing high-flying professionals. He's the coeditor of the recent 918-page book Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2006), in which he says elite performers aren't genetically superior. They just do things differently. He can explain in less than 900 pages, so we asked him to. The Expert on Experts The Expert on Experts
K. Anders Ericsson K. Anders Ericsson is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading theoretical and experimental researchers on expertise.[1] He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, a volume released in 2006 (Ericsson et al. 2006). Ericsson's research with Herbert A. Simon on verbal reports of thinking is summarized in a book Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data, which was revised in 1993. K. Anders Ericsson
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