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Suggested: Optional Reading Chapter 2: The Power of Beliefs

Chapter 2: The Power of Beliefs
Using the book as a companion to the course is optional, and your course progress won’t be affected if you choose not to. If you prefer not to use the companion book, please mark this step as complete and continue to the next step.

Optional reading for week 2

Chapter 2 (The Power of Beliefs) of the book, The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know by Paula Caproni. In addition to covering the materials you learned in the videos for this module, this chapter includes more details about the studies about the power of beliefs in predicting success, as well as how managers and organizations such as Zappo’s use lessons from the growth mindset to create environments in which employees thrive and achieve better results. You can order the book online at several sites:



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