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Angela Lee Duckworth:
The key to success? Grit

TED Talks Education · 6:12 · Filmed Apr 2013
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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit
6:12 · Filmed April 2013 at TED Talks Education · Subtitles available in 40 languages

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.

Psychologist
At the University of Pennsylvania, Angela Lee Duckworth studies intangible concepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success. Full bio
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