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Talent is overrated: what really separates world-class performers from everybody else

Author: Colvin, Geoff Publisher: Portfolio, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 234 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781591842941Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print BF481 .C65 2010
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Available 32419001272628
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Talent Is Overrated What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else Contents One The Mystery 1 Great performance is more valuable than everbut where does it really corne from? Two Talent Is Overrated 17 Confronting the unexpected facts about innate abilities Three How Smart Do You Have to Be? 36 The true role of intelligence and memory in high achievement Four A Better Idea 52 An explanation of great performance that makes sense Five What Deliberate Practice Is and Isn't 65 For starters, it isn't what most of us do when we're "practicing." Six How Deliberate Practice Works 84 The specific ways it changes us, and how that makes all the difference Seven Applying the Principles in Our Lives 105 The opportunities are manyif we think about our work in a new way. Eight Applying the Principles in Our Organizations 126 Few do it well, and most don't do it at all; the sooner you start, the better. Nine Performing Great at Innovation 145 How the principles we've learned take us past the myths of creativity Ten Great Performance in Youth and Age 167 The extraordinary benefits of starting early and continuing on and on Eleven Where Does the Passion Come From? 187 Understanding the deepest question about great performance Afterword 207 Acknowledgments 214 Sources 216 Index 227

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