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Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually.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 demostrate 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.
"I only wish I'd never before used the words 'breakthrough' or 'breathtaking' or 'magisterial' or 'stunning achievement' or 'your world will never be the same after you read this book.' Then I could be using them for the first and only time as I describe my reaction to Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code. I am even willing to 'guarantee' that you will not read a more important and useful book in 2009, or pretty much any other year. And if all that's not enough, it's also 'a helluva good read'" -- Tom Peters, author of "In Search of Excellence" "This is a remarkable-even inspiring-book. Daniel Coyle has woven observations from brain research, behavioral research, and real-world training into a conceptual tapestry of genuine importance. What emerges is both a testament to the remarkable potential we all have to learn and perform and an indictment of any idea that our individual capacities and limitations are fixed at birth" -- Dr. Robert Bjork, Dist
I really enjoyed this book, as it gives a slightly different perspective on what has been fed to us over the years by parents, & teachers. It takes the concept that we all have talent, it's just based on repetition and how fast one learns from the mistakes made. Some learn faster, so take a little longer, those that pick these skills up faster are the ones that we often label - natural talent, when in fact, when you learn of this history, it's based on repetition and the desire to correct wrongs to make more rights. Backed by many great examples. I have gifted it to both my godchildren & children , to encourage them in their many sporting and educational pursuits.
Must read for enquiring minds
Wanting to improve is a constant for me. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and wanting a different outcome.
I want different outcomes, but getting there is hard
The Talent Code
ISBN: 9780099519850 ISBN-10: 0099519852 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 3rd May 2010 Publisher: Cornerstone Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1