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 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.
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.
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
The Talent Code definitely would rank on top of my 3 best audiobooks so far.
This is a must read for whoever is interested in talent development or basic understanding of neuroscience.
Not that I recall. I purchased the print version of the book several years ago and just re-listened to the audio version recently.
I would add more types of learning situations. What drives passion for learning? I would give examples of of the instructors found in the "hot beds". How are those instructors different from other instructors. In short more comparison and contrast.
A part early on about the pilots and the Tom Sawyer effect.
No. My only reaction is the reminder of how important it is to practice and continue to learn new things while continuing to practice those skills we are most interested in.
Most of the book focuses on the importance of practice, the types of practice, and the quantity of practice. It is an enjoyable read and is filled with examples of the importance of practicing. The narration is especially enjoyable.
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