Executive Summaries

Back Page Notes – Grit by Angela Duckworth

Every month I try and read 2-3 books with a focus on leadership, professional development, and philosophy. The problem is five or six months down the line I’d often forget what book I read and also forget the main points from the book. Writing notes in the margin worked for a while but it was quite a pain to go through all my books and look for notes. Writing notes on the back page of the book worked great but if I gave the book away I lost the notes. I finally started writing all my notes in a moleskin journal, snapping a picture or typing them on a 1-page PDF to share on DODReads.

This process morphed into the creation of professional Executive Summaries which I’m happy to share below. If you would like to join me and share your own executive summary please follow the guidance here.


Grit- The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth

  • Grit it not
    • Passion
    • Love
    • Tallent
    • Potential

Grit is:

  • Passion and Perseverance
  • Hard work in the right direction
  • One who enjoys both the chase and capture
  • Lower Level Goals Feed Higher Level Goals


Parenting with Grit

Even if an extra circular activity does not lead to pro results that energy and passion can be transferred to something else.


  • Everyone must have a hard thing
  • You can not quit until it is over
  • You choose your own hard thing

Mice that work hard for one pellet of food do better on complex mazes


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