Tribe Of Mentors: 11 Questions

The questions

  1. What is the book or books you’ve given most as a gift and why?
  • Educated by Tara Westover: An exceptionally well-written and inspirational memoir that thematizes family and the value of education. I don’t think I’ve ever read a memoir before, but this book was a great introduction to the genre.
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck: If you’ve ever had a thought or belief along the lines of “I’m not a maths person” or “I’m bad at drawing” (and that includes pretty much anyone), then you should probably read this book. It talks about the research-backed power of mindset and how you can make use of it to learn in ways you thought you couldn’t.
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The questions I left out

  1. What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
  2. What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student that is about to enter the so-called real world? What advice should they ignore?
  3. How has a failure or apparent failure set you up for later success? Do you have a favorite failure of yours?
  4. If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it (that billions of people would see), what would it say and why? This can also be someone else’s quote, a paragraph, a few words, whatever you want.
  5. What is an unusual habit or absurd thing you love?



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Adani Abutto

Adani Abutto

Hi there, I’m a psychology student from Switzerland with various interests :) I have moved my writings to my website ->