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Talent Is Overrated What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

ISBN-10: 1591842948
ISBN-13: 9781591842941
Edition: 2010
Authors: Geoff Colvin
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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.

The Mystery
Great performance is more valuable than ever-but where does it really come from?
Talent Is Overrated
Confronting the unexpected facts about innate abilities
How Smart Do You Have to Be?
The true role of intelligence and memory in high achievement
A Better Idea
An explanation of great performance that makes sense
What Deliberate Practice Is and Isn't
For starters, it isn't what most of us do when we're "practicing"
How Deliberate Practice Works
The specific ways it changes us, and how that makes all the difference
Applying the Principles in Our Lives
The opportunities are many-if we think about our work in a new way
Applying the Principles in Our Organizations
Few do it well, and most don't do it at all; the sooner you start, the better
Performing Great at Innovation
How the principles we've learned take us past the myths of creativity
Great Performance in Youth and Age
The extraordinary benefits of starting early and continuing on and on
Where Does the Passion Come From?
Understanding the deepest question about great performance
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index

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