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  • The Talent Code

  • Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown.
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Alex McMorran
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (161 ratings)

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The Talent Code

By: Daniel Coyle
Narrated by: Alex McMorran
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Publisher's Summary

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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good listen

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

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A must for anyone wanting the learn or teach skills.

Wish that the teacher I had growing up had read this book. Really motivating me to continue to learn and help others learn. I have suggest this book to multiple people if anything I think it should inspire everyone to get in and give anything your interested in a good go, and fail a lot! Recognised mistakes really are what make use better.

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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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A Definite Read

I am very interested in being a better me just because the more skilled I am the more fun I have, the more grateful and optimistic I become. This was an excellent well researched HOW. Cheers to Daniel Coyle

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Pretty Good !

Talks about the neural networks of the brain and breaks down what learning is.

Doesn't include modern ' how to's ' but sort of does indirectly.

Loved all the case studies on how and why people learned faster.

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Very insightful

I appreciate how the principle of practice to go from alright to good and good to great is emphasized in this book.
thank you for sharing your knowledge.
much appreciated ☺️👌🏿💯

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Great book and stories

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and enjoyed the story telling examples.
There were several names I’ve never heard of but since discovered.

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Brilliant

The simple articulate explanations will help
the geniuses sleeping within all of us.
I am glad I read this book.

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So interesting and inspiring

What a great book. So many nuggets in there for teachers, coaches and anyone trying to learn a skill. I look forward to trying out Daniel Coyle's other titles

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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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