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Grit. The power of passion and perseverence

Predicting success by analyzing not an individuals' IQ, but by looking at their motivation to persevere.

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Summary

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.