This book provides information that is instantly transferable to practice as a person, as a unit head, and a parent. Debunking the myth of talent is always helpful. It is the concept and examples of disciplined practice that were extremely useful. In simple terms, it points out that great performance comes from taking on the difficult tasks with purpose and focus. Much harder to do than one imagines.
I would listen to it again to deepen the concepts I took.
David Drummond brings an excellent performance, and keeps you interested in the subject. I believe reading this book myself would take longer time and I might get bored.David reading was very convincing that many times I my mind wander to think that the writer is the one reading it.
Knowing absolutely that great achievements is in our hands.It is also shocking to know the great responsibility that we parents had toward the future of our children.
Some ideas are repetitive... you get the whole point of the book before the middle of it, and many of the surprises stop there. Yet is nice listening to different stories of talented people and the hopes it trigger. The narrator keeps a lovely company and succeed to make you listen to the very end.
Really good and uplifting book and makes great points about training, and practice. It shows that the difference between the norm and great are really perseverance and working on your faults.
Like many others, I thought some people were either 'born with it' or weren't. Talent is overrated really splashes cold water on this assumption, and through research in various fields has managed to demonstrate that what really makes a man reach the pinnacle of their profession, is 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
The definition of deliberate practice is defined quite rigorously and emphasizes the fact that what seems to be a gift that some people have for excellence in a given field is quite usually the result of hours, years and difficult sessions of very deliberate practice.
The practical applications found in this book, are that if a guys starts young enough, or exerts enough single-minded effort towards his goal, there really is no reason, if given the opportunity to practice for 10,000 hours, a person can rise to the very top of his given field.
Excellence is not something someone is born with, it is earned through the rigor of focused, intentional hard work.
I didn't find this title to be all that intriguing but it was a decent story. I did not have a huge amount of amazing take-away items, but there were enough to make it feel as if I hadn't wasted my time.
yo, I like the Jerry Rice info,(Jerry Rice I love U man!), but Tiger Woods? Man I heard that dude don't even use a regulation driver. He uses a special driver so that he can hit the ball an extra 20 yards farther than any other golfer. Also the example where they talked about the IQ of the track winner being 85, as compared to the other dude with an IQ of 119, and not even half as successful. What about if his IQ was 75? could he still do better that the other guy, just through practice? an IQ of 65?
The book is all told inspiring, but with some caviar's.
the concepts are very clearly stated, the concept of deliberate practice is stated as the prime reason and is defended by various examples.
Knowing that just about any desired skill can be learned or improved with focused practice.
It is worth re-listening to Talent is Overrated.