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.
The content is factual and relevant
The new Ekhart Tolle
Yes, but a bit boring
The audio book, in sum, says the same point over and over with different examples - not very entertaining - more like a trial
The points made were hard to pick out of the long and rambling paragraphs. Additionally, the evidence cited did not clearly lead to the conclusions made.
The points (once they could be idenitified) are interesting and thought provoking, but could have been presented in a more organized way. Additionally, counterpoints to the conclusions were not discussed satisfactorilly.
A good read if one is looking for inspiration for one's own explorations, but otherwise not very educational.
"Ain't it like most people, I'm not different, like to talk on things we don't know about."
I found this listen wonderful. There are some very under appreciated ideas examined and explained. It is not so much a motivational book as it is one that makes you accept that you have the ability to accomplish any goal you set. With "Deliberate Practice."
Should be read in tandem with Outliers - both expand on the idea of what it really takes to be successful.