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The Talent Code Audiobook
The Talent Code
Written by: 
Daniel Coyle
Narrated by: 
John Farrell
The Talent Code Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best-selling author explores cutting-edge brain science to learn where talent comes from, how it grows, and how we can make ourselves smarter.

How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top 20 women players than the entire United States? How did a small town in rural Italy produce the dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance? Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil?

Where does talent come from, and how does it grow?

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 - in athletics, fine arts, languages, science or math - that can be successfully applied through a person's entire lifespan.

©2009 Daniel Coyle; (P)2009 HighBridge Company

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"I only wish I'd never before used the words 'breakthrough' or 'breathtaking' or 'magisterial' or 'stunning achievement' or 'your world will never be the same after you read this book.' Then I could be using them for the first and only time as I describe my reaction to Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code." (Tom Peters)

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    Great insight into how deep focused practice makes greatness!

    This is a book for students, parents, athletes, performers, and everyone else on the planet!

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    I found this book fascinating, informative, an easy listen and influential in all aspects of my life. I have used material from this book for my own practice as a musician as well as in teaching and communicating to others. I feel I have much more patience as a result of what I have learned from this book, both for myself and others because of what I now understand about the physical process involved in the act of learning.

    Thank you Daniel for taking the time to share this knowledge with us. I have enjoyed your book immensely.

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    The concepts in this content are eye opening and awakening. I recommend this to anybody who is interested in improving their performance in anything they are focusing on.

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    Loved it. Very easy read from beginning to end. Great read for anyone. We are all teachers right?

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    "Great read for parents of athletes"

    This book was recommended to me by my daughter's Junior Olympic swimming coach. Took me forever to read but did the Audible version and finished in 2 days! Loved the book. Highly recommend

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    "Such an amazing book!"
    Where does The Talent Code rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Talent Code definitely would rank on top of my 3 best audiobooks so far.


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    This is a must read for whoever is interested in talent development or basic understanding of neuroscience.

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