'High Performance Anthropologist' Rasmus Ankersen brings his first-hand study of success to a mass audience for the first time.
We all want to discover our unique talents and make an impact with them. But how?
Rasmus Ankersen, a 26 year old ex-professional footballer and performance specialist, quit his job, spent his last pennies booking flight tickets and for six intense months travelled the world and literally trained and lived with the world's best athletes and their coaches in an attempt to answer this very question.
Why have the world's best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village? Why are 137 of the world's 500 best female golfers from South Korea? How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed to produce most of the world's best sprinters? What is the secret behind Brazil's mass production of soccer super stars?
In The Gold Mine Effect Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone - or any business, organisation or team - can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.
About the Author
Rasmus Ankersen - born in 1983 - is a bestselling author, a motivational speaker on a talent and performance development and a trusted advisor for businesses and athletes around the world. He published his first book, DNA Of A Winner, in Denmark at 22 years old. The book became a bestseller, selling 15,000 copies and led Rasmus to follow up this success with Leader DNA, selling an astonishing 32,500 copies.
'After reading The Gold Mine Effect I felt compelled to track Rasmus Ankersen down ... Fascinating man with a real insight into High Performance both for individuals and teams that can be applied to business and sport ... a great read and a fascinating insight into performance.' -- Sir Clive Woodward Ankersen provides a left-field take on high performance, with much food for thought. It's wacky, but it works. -- Emma De Vita, Management Today 'This is a must-read for any athlete or sportsperson looking to reach for the stars.' -- Athletics Weekly 'Rasmus Ankersen's thought-provoking book 'The Gold Mine Effect' I believe will become a timeless classic in the ever evolving understanding of ... the notion of talent. Parts of the book defy long-standing traditions around talent development but his intelligent use of real life experiences in and outside of sport should force anyone to ask: are we really doing everything it takes to produce the next generation of world talent?' -- Mike Forde, Executive Director, Chelsea Football Club
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 16th April 2012
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1