April 3, 2023

Eduardo Briceño

Eduardo Briceño is a global keynote speaker, facilitator, and guide supporting leaders cultivating growth mindset cultures. Prior to that he was the CEO of Mindset Works, the pioneer in growth mindset development services, which he cofounded in 2007 with Stanford professor Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell, and others, and led for over a decade. Before that he was a technology investor with Credit Suisse’s venture capital arm the Sprout Group and served on several for-profit and non-profit boards.

Eduardo’s TEDx talk on growth mindset and TED Talk on the Learning Zone and the Performance Zone have each been viewed by millions. He is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network, and an inductee in the Happiness Hall of Fame.

Eduardo grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA and M.A. in education from Stanford University. Most importantly, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.

His new book, The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action, will be published by Penguin Random House in September.

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The Performance Paradox


We all know we should be learning and growing. But how do you make time while under pressure to perform? Discover the right balance to bolster personal and team success with this revolutionary guide from the CEO of Mindset Works.

“An essential read for fostering learning, performance, and a growth mindset . . . I wholeheartedly recommend it.”—Carol Dweck, bestselling author of Mindset

In order to succeed in a fast-changing world, individuals and companies know they must create a culture of growth mindset: an environment where practice and mistakes are encouraged and learning is integrated into the everyday. But how can we make mistakes and develop new skills while also maintaining the high-level performance necessary to deliver results? Who truly has the time for that type of learning?

Fostering growth mindset and developing a learning habit is Eduardo Briceño’s specialty. Through his work with over a hundred companies, he discovered that success—personal, organizational, and financial—hinges on navigating the crucial balance between learning and performing. We must integrate the two, and be proficient at both, to succeed long-term as an individual or a business.

In The Performance Paradox, he teaches you how to:

  • Avoid falling into the chronic performance trap (which stagnates growth)
  • Unlock the power of mistakes
  • Solicit the most useful feedback
  • Integrate learning into daily habits
  • Lead teams that constantly improve and outperform their targets

With Briceño’s game-changing framework of balancing learning and performing, individuals, companies even society as a whole—will achieve the best results of their lives and thrive in the process.