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Eduardo Briceño is a global keynote speaker, facilitator, and author who guides many of the world’s leading companies in developing cultures of learning and high performance. His TED talk, “How To Get Better At The Things You Care About,” and his TEDx talk, “The Power of Belief,” have been viewed over nine million times. His book, The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action, was selected as a “Must-Read” by the Next Big Idea Club, which is curated by Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, and Dan Pink.

In 2023, Eduardo was shortlisted by Thinkers50 (described by the Financial Times as the “Oscars of management thinking”) for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award, given every two years to thinkers who “have ignited Eureka moments in management, offering radical ideas that have the potential to reshape the future of business as we know it.”

Earlier in his career, he was the co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, the pioneer in growth mindset development services, which he started with Stanford professor Carol Dweck and which he led for over a decade during a period when growth mindset went from unknown to a household term. Prior to that, he was a venture capital investor with the Sprout Group and served on several for-profit and non-profit boards. Before that, he was an investment banking analyst with Credit Suisse. 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.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Eduardo 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.

Sample interview questions

Book
  • What is the performance paradox and why does it ensnare so many of us?
  • How can we overcome the performance paradox and unlock growth?
  • What are the differences and connections between your book, The Performance Paradox, and Carol Dweck’s book Mindset?
Everyday Life
  • What impact can this approach have in everyday life?
  • Should we be working to improve at everything? Doesn’t that feel daunting?
  • What about play, fun, and rest? Do they have a role when it comes to improvement and performance?
Workplace
  • What is the difference between learning by doing and learning while doing?
  • If mistakes are good for learning but bad for performance, how should people approach them?
  • Is it possible to improve in high-pressure situations when it feels like there’s no time to add anything to our plate?
Teams
  • What are common habits that prevent people and teams from improving?
  • The most successful people and organizations are known for constantly improving their crafts. What are some of their learning strategies that we can use in our own work and lives?
  • If we’re not a formal team leader, how can we influence the people around us to develop learning habits?
Leadership
  • What can leaders do to foster a culture of learning and high performance?
  • How can leaders model being learners while still inspiring confidence in their competence and ability to lead their organization to success?
  • If we’re not a formal team leader, how can we influence the people around us to develop learning habits?
Current Events and Trends
  • What is the impact this approach can have on our lives and on society more broadly?
  • What has led to increased polarization across the world and how can we reduce it?
  • What people and organizations are using the Learning Zone to improve lives and communities?

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