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  • Talent Is Overrated

  • What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
  • By: Geoff Colvin
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  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Since its publication 10 years ago, businesspeople, investors, doctors, parents, students, athletes, and musicians at every level have adopted the maxims of Talent Is Overrated to get better at what they’re passionate about. Now this classic has been updated and revised with new research and takeaways to help anyone achieve even greater performance.

Why are certain people so incredibly great at what they do? Most of us think we know the answer - but we’re almost always wrong. That’s important, because if we’re wrong on this crucial question, then we have zero chance of getting significantly better at anything we care about.

Happily, the real source of great performance is no longer a mystery. Bringing together extensive scientific research, best-selling author Geoff Colvin shows where we go wrong and what actually makes world-class performers so remarkable. It isn’t specific, innate talent, nor is it plain old hard work. It’s a very specific type of work that anyone can do - but most people don’t.

What’s more, the principles of great performance apply to virtually any activity that matters to you. Readers and listeners worldwide have been inspired by this book’s liberating message: You don’t need a one-in-a-million natural gift. Better performance, and maybe even world-class performance, is closer than you think.

©2008 Geoff Colvin (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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fantastic listen. completed it twice

I found this book to be very insightful. The author clearly demonstrates that becoming great is not so much talent but is more about the type of training required. I also really enjoyed the stories about great performers such as Tiger Woods and Mozart.Overall I found the book was a real eye opener in what it takes to be great and stand our from the pack. Definitely recommend!!

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Enlighting and Inspiring. It helped me think differently about my life and my life goals.

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