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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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    Loved it! Listened 3 times! I hear something new each time I listen to this book.

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    This book does a fantastic job of explaining how to practice effectively to allow speedy progression in any skill you desire. Everyone needs to read this book, without a doubt.

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    Charles Oakland, CA USA 05-02-16
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    The stories are epic. The punchline is so human--so progressive and hopeful. The science is simplistic. The lessons learned are actionable and could prove fundamental to you or your children's ability to reach their potential.

    Buy this book and enjoy a different kind of Outliers.

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    "Myelin acquisition : building blocks 4 success"

    Incredibly insightful!!! True long lasting talent and proficiency is built upon the foundations of improving synaptic plasticity, neurotransmitter activity, and increasing myelin acquisition through training & correct repeation.

    I enjoyed reading this title so much that I read it twice!!!!

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    "Great book! A great look at why we excel. A book every person should read."

    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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    To the point, doesn't drone on and on. Great performance, superb information, 10/10 would recommend to a friend.

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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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    I am 44 and need to learn how to program. I will now seek out a method to use chunking and deep practice.

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    What a great message put in very simple terms. It will help you become a better parent than a coach.

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