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)
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.
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.
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