This book was recommended to me by my daughter's Junior Olympic swimming coach. Took me forever to read but did the Audible version and finished in 2 days! Loved the book. Highly recommend
The Talent Code definitely would rank on top of my 3 best audiobooks so far.
This is a must read for whoever is interested in talent development or basic understanding of neuroscience.
Not that I recall. I purchased the print version of the book several years ago and just re-listened to the audio version recently.
I would add more types of learning situations. What drives passion for learning? I would give examples of of the instructors found in the "hot beds". How are those instructors different from other instructors. In short more comparison and contrast.
A part early on about the pilots and the Tom Sawyer effect.
No. My only reaction is the reminder of how important it is to practice and continue to learn new things while continuing to practice those skills we are most interested in.
Most of the book focuses on the importance of practice, the types of practice, and the quantity of practice. It is an enjoyable read and is filled with examples of the importance of practicing. The narration is especially enjoyable.
I'm a speaker at Odd Salon in San Francisco as well as an actor, singer and all around performing monkey. I am crazy about Frank Herbert!
He had an upbeat, motivated tone which helped keep my interest in the material.
The concept of deep practice, in which you slow down the process of learning a thing (be it music, athletics, language) and take its component pieces apart, then slowly reassemble them while correcting mistakes. I have use this practice in my own work and I swear by it.
Fantastic. Provocative insights on learning and skill development-- applicable in multiple contexts ranging from raising children to professional coaching
I just read this book for the second time and enjoyed it even more. If you are interested in teaching kids how to do something well, then this is the book you need! There were too many sports examples to suit my taste, but I got the idea. We are myelin beings.
This book flowed very smoothly and was easy for me to follow, since there was a lot new information to take in. I really loved it.