About the book
“As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” – Grit.
Many believe it’s the key to success. Many believe it’s something innate, a part of the gene pool that you inherit and “get.” Talent is an obvious component to having a successful and fulfilling career — but what happens when it doesn’t work hard?
Overturning the long-held notion that talent is the underlying factor to all success, Angela Duckworth counters with an argument that a little passion and a lot of perseverance actually go further than talent itself. Whether you’re a genius or a natural in an area no longer matters: ‘grit’ (the combo of passion and perseverance) allows us all to be geniuses in any area and allows us to no longer rely on luck or pure talent. Her perspective is a motivating understanding of how people work and how important passion is to the career you choose and the work you do. Passion will always outwork talent and loving what you do has never been so important.
About the author
“In her late twenties, Angela Duckworth left a demanding job as a management consultant to teach math to seventh graders in the New York City public schools. Several years in the classroom taught her that effort was tremendously important to success. To begin to solve the mystery of why some people work so much harder and longer than others, Angela entered the PhD program in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is now a professor. She is also a 2013 MacArthur fellow and founder and scientific director of the Character Lab.” – http://angeladuckworth.com/
President at Smart, Savvy + Associates
Peter is a leader. He has been helping companies make smart decisions and build for success for over 20 years. Seasoned in senior-level marketing, Peter knows what businesses need to meet their goals. He also knows WHO they need. Translation: he knows people. He can spot the star and sniff out the imposter. Peter has served clients in a variety of industries, lead sizable teams and launched divisions in Canada, US, Europe and Australia.
Please note that Angela Duckworth does not endorse this event, nor will she be attendance (although we’d love her to be). We will be selling Grit alongside a ticket to our event, however, if you’re unable to attend we highly encourage you to purchase her book here.