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)
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.
Personality: Intellectually Driven
This is a simple, well structure treaty on the physiology and philosophy of the learning process which serves as a blueprint for teaching and coaching. This is in general, one of the tools parents (sometimes unknowingly) are looking for. It debunks the believe on born abilities and answers the question on: How we can help our children (or at least explain to them) how to achieve their best?
Say something about yourself!
it's nothing like the preview of the book,
it is just listing and describing on of the best soccer or tennis technics
no a word how to improve studding time , or master new language in faster time
nice listen but nothing interested to be learn form that book ,
waste of money
Yes, the talent code changed the way I approach my career as an educator. The teaching of deep practice is a phenomenal concept and allows the reader (listener) to grasp a simple but powerful approach to self improvement. I am considering using The Talent Code book as a supplemental work at the collegiate level.
The story telling about the way that John Wooden coached.
Didn't finish it. Lost interest. Reads kind of like an infomercial. Seems to me there is no way that anyone can use the findings to build talent.
Profoundly Enlightening book!
Myelin. A substance we should all know about.
Want to learn how to build talent? This is how...
Lots of examples, explanations, and really awesome stories about how the best became the best.
The speaker is a little monotone but the content is so interesting it's easy to get over.
Interesting, it focuses on how our brains work for learning new information, specifically the effect of myelin in neuro pathways.
I would have liked a little more meat but there are some pearls around accelerated learning, deep study and teaching.
It is very thought provoking. I finished the book over a week ago and the content is still dominating my thoughts. I will listen again to try and pick up any little nugget that I can employ with my own kids as well as the kids I coach.
The deep practice / screwing up makes them better parts have been the subject of much of my thinking since listening. It’s challenged me to find way to push my players to the edge of their abilities while at the same time keeping them in a growth mindset so discouragement doesn’t creep in. Just this section alone is well worth the investment.
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