Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

Duckworth argues that talent is not the defining indicator of success that we believe.  She breaks down significant research and long running studies into digestible chunks.  I, for one, don’t care to read pages of statistics.  I’m not a scientist.  What I want to read is what the reams of data tell us.  I don’t think that makes me silly or shallow.

The Road to Character

What I loved about this book was its imperative to become a better person. It’s the kind of book that will stay on my shelf, passages marked with dog-eared pages, ready to provide inspiration when needed.