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Talent Is Overrated What Really Separates World-class Performers from Everybody Else (Paperback)

Author:  Geoff Colvin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1591842948
ISBN-13: 9781591842941
Sku: 211826800
Publish Date: 5/25/2010
Sales Rank: 95316
Pages:  234
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Expanding on a landmark cover story in "Fortune," a top journalist debunks the myths of exceptional performance. Colvin has expanded his article with much more scientific background and real-world examples, which will inspire readers to achieve more in all they do.
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Asked to explain why a few people truly excel, most of us offer one of two answers. The first is hard work. Yet we all know plenty of hard workers who have been doing the same job for years or decades without becoming great. The other possibility is that the elite possess an innate talent for excelling in their field. We assume that Mozart was born with an astounding gift for music, and Warren Buffett carries a gene for brilliant investing. The trouble is, scientific evidence doesn't support the notion that specific natural talents make great performers.||According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, both the hard work and natural talent camps are wrong. What really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort-"deliberate practice"- that few of us pursue when we're practicing golf or piano or stockpicking.||Based on a wide array of scientific research, Talent Is Overrated shares the secrets of extraordinary performance and shows how to apply these principles. It features the stories of extraordinary people who never stopped challenging themselves and who achieved world- class greatness through deliberate practice- including Benjamin Franklin, comedian Chris Rock, football star Jerry Rice, and top CEOs Jeffrey Immelt and Steven Ballmer.
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