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The Talent Code

Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown.
Narrated by: Alex McMorran
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.  

In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow to demonstrate how the wiring of our brains can be transformed by the way we approach particular tasks. 

He explains what is really going on when apparently unremarkable people suddenly make a major leap forward. He reveals why some teaching methods are so much more effective than others. Above all, he shows how all of us can achieve our full potential if we set about training our brains in the right way.

©2010 Daniel Coyle (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Great listen for any coach, parent or leader

Excellent narrator, he brought a lot of personality to each person the author interviewed. Great listen

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This is the best book on Skill and Talent!!

Omg I'm soo glad I found this book!!! it explains the whole concept of Myelin sooo well!! I'd been so hoping to find a book that did and this is It! You've got to read this to know how to get deep practice to build any skill!

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good listen

good book, had read mindset and grit before so could relate well. definitely listening narrated well

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  • Angie
  • 16-04-2019

Lots of Great, Valuable Insights!

Love the insights and back up stories. Every teacher, coach and trainer should read it! I got both the books and the audio version and I just love them all. I am going to review them often and put all the insights into practice. Thank you, Daniel, for all your help and efforts!

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  • Fabian C. Fernander
  • 07-01-2019

Chocked full of insight

This book is chocked full of insight so listen closely. And if you need a real world analogy to believe it’s truth listen to the few minutes he describes the football player jemarcus and then go Wikipedia his career.

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  • Tfd
  • 30-12-2018

Great Insight and makes a lot of sense

This book explained a lot of the things that I have seen and experienced. It also gave me ideas about how to sharpen my own talents and how to do the same in others.

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  • Gary Ferguson
  • 21-10-2019

A must for any coach or pupil.

A great insight to the learning process that can be applied to any sporting activity.