At Microsoft, we are very focused on the Growth Mindset. Let me come back, in this post on the origin of this concept.
Carol S. Dweck (born October 17, 1946) is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Dweck is known for her work on the mindset psychological trait.
I believe the following picture summarizes well the difference between growth mindset and fixed mindset.
Dweck argues that the growth mindset “will allow a person to live a less stressful and more successful life”. Dweck’s definition of fixed and growth mindsets from a 2012 interview: “In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits.
Now that you have see this picture, do you think you have a Growth or Fixed Mindset ?
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The above charts come from the website The World in Data, and more specifically Max Roser’s piece.
I am sure you have all seen past attempts to represent the world as it is now if it were 100 people.
But tracing that group over 2 centuries achieves something completely different. It really does put our moment in history in perspective, in a manner that has the potential to get us to rethink our fears, our despair, and other things that make things worse when the overall trend is in a positive direction.