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Janna

Toronto, ON, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • 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
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    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"
    "This book is overrated"
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    The author should be named Debbie Downer. I can't make it to the end of this piece but I gather that the bottom line is that there's no point aiming for greatness once you're past 20 because it's too late - you need all those childhood years to practice like a fiend. A surplus of sports examples make this book even worse. Newsflash: not everyone can relate to sports! Waste of a credit


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