TechLore Book Club Debut: "Grit" by Angela Duckworth 5pm Free


ABOUT TECHLORE

Lore (noun) a body of traditions and knowledge held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.

Tech culture (noun) a tradition passed down through our companies, communities, friends, and families.

At TechLore we’re coming together to build a community that promotes self-awareness and exploration through literature. Let's empower each other and stay accountable as we critically look at how our work impacts modern society and the greater world. Our tribal knowledge is shared within companies and acolytes of languages, frameworks or methodologies and each sect of our community has it's own distinct traditions and best practices for success. Let’s work together to share our lore, acknowledge our intersectionality and lift each other up in growth.

Each month we’ll focus on the latest literature that addresses empowerment, entrepreneurship, culture, social justice, and inclusion through the lens of technology.

"About the Book- Grit

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research, Angela explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

Angela has found that grit—a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal—is the hallmark of high achievers in every domain. She’s also found scientific evidence that grit can grow.

Angela gives a first-person account of her research with teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference."

Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:00pm