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Talent Is Overrated

What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

Talent Is Overrated
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What’s the real solution to the mystery of high performance?  According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, what really makes all the difference is a highly specific kind of effort, what he calls “deliberate practice.”  It’s difficult. It hurts. But more of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.

Talent is Overrated won the 2009 Harold Longman Award as Soundview's Best Business Book of the Year.

  • The real source of great performance.
  • Why innate abilities are not necessarily indicative of great performance.
  • The true role of intelligence and memory in high achievement.
  • Why “deliberate practice” is the real method for achieving great performance.
  • How to apply the principles of great performance in your life.
  • How to apply the principles of great performance in your organization.
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  • Summary Release Date: March 2009

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