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Kevin

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  • The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated By John Farrell
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (347)

    New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

    Stephen says: "Anecdotes presented as data"
    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book"
    Overall

    I had a lot of fun with this book. The authors research into the talent hotbeds was very interesting. The book makes sense and I believe will lead to additional work and research into this topic. With all of the great research on the brain, I believe we are just touching the surface on this topic. This is a good book to get the discussion rolling.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (1958)
    Performance
    (1260)
    Story
    (1253)

    Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

    Anaxamaxan says: "Good info, over-the-top narration"
    "A Real Classic"
    Overall

    I have listened to this book three times now. The principles described in this book are fundamental to success regardless of what you do. They can be applied in all areas of life. Thanks to Jim Collins and his team for providing quality research on what works.

    6 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2101)
    Performance
    (1186)
    Story
    (1195)

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    I have been sharing this book with others. The ideas shared in this book have been very useful to me in my work. I love the idea of deliberate practice. I better go I need to get back to practice.

    The audio version is well done. Thanks for this great read!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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