And not just plain old hard work, like your grandmother might have advocated, but a very specific kind of work. The key is how you practice, how you analyze the results of your progress and learn from your mistakes, that enables you to achieve greatness.
Now Colvin has expanded his article with much more scientific background and real-world examples. He shows that the skills of business - negotiating deals, evaluating financial statements, and all the rest - obey the principles that lead to greatness, so that anyone can get better at them with the right kind of effort. Even the hardest decisions and interactions can be systematically improved.
This new mind-set, combined with Colvin's practical advice, will change the way you think about your job and career - and will inspire you to achieve more in all you do.
©2008 Geoffrey Colvin; (P)2008 Tantor
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.
Wonderful, highly recommended, right to the important facts and information you need to get better on anything in life. I am one of those guys that play the piano, the guitar, compose music, draw, architecture, some 3d modeling, apart from studying, working, and playing soccer......this book changed my mind about talent and goals.
This is by far the best audio book I have listened to. I have been asking my friends and employees to read and listen to this book.
The message from the book is very clear and inspiring.
I liked the overall book, many of the points made were old news. The points made in the book were many of the same topics discussed in Malcolm Gladwell's books.
Very interesting book! A bit repetitive, but well worth the read. It was nice to see them discuss the ramifications of too much deliberate practice.
i don't know who was first Gladwell in Outliers or Colvin in his book in this study but they are both good . Colvin in this book does show few new examples on the theory of "talent " i love the first chapters of this book because of all the examples that he brings to the table and you can verify them on your own, the second part of this book is more on a corporate level but still engaging over all its a nice gem in your library if you have one
worth the effort !!
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