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
"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)
This book flowed very smoothly and was easy for me to follow, since there was a lot new information to take in. I really loved it.
Sounds easy, hard to do!
Quick read that lasts through implementation. Inspiring, complex, and concrete.
Very good outline of the difference between practice and what makes GREAT PRACTICE.
May seem minute, but the little things make a big difference. Helped me with study techniques and other aspects of my life
The only thing I disliked is that the chapters were not separated. Only the PARTS of the book were separated in the audio book
Engineer in St Louis, Missouri, United States
Basically, this could have been a magazine article.I can spare you buying and listening to this book. Practice will make you better.Good and focused practice is better than bad practice.
Jamarcuss Russell is a talent? This book is a failure.
I'd listen again. This book may scientifically prove to you that some of your long held beliefs are just plain wrong. The person who is terrible at drawing may just read this book and start drawing the next day. I'd call it a must read for highstrung parents, educators, homeschoolers, and self-learners of all kinds. It's hard enough to be informative but simple enough to be understandable.
Yes, it brings to light some important information supported in a number of other related books about practice, training and time dedication to obtain a skill. It's also not overly long allowing for a quick listen without lost attention.
Nothing in particular.
Harness the ignition and immediately correcting the error in during practice before moving on.
Good book. Recommended.
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