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Vince Fowler and the Problem with Grit

Vince Fowler and the Problem with Grit
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In the first portion of this podcast, we deconstruct a TED talk by Angela Duckworth that has over 18 000 000 views, exploring why the argument that “you’re 100% responsible for what happens in your life” is both dangerously wrong and unhelpful.

In the second part of the show (16:30) Vince Fowler and I have a wide ranging conversation about Vince's personal experiences with grit and how his personal and professional journey has led him to be a coach for entrepreneurs. Vince speaks about how his experience serving with the Canadian Military in Somalia was his MBA, his experiences as a competitive rugby player taught him about adversity and power, and how parenting continues to teach him about reflection.

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