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"Geoff Colvin has written a fascinating study of great achievers from Mozart to Tiger Woods, and he has brilliantly highlighted the fact that great effort equals great success.I agree, and Talent Is Overrated is not only inspiring but enlightening. It's a terrific read all the way through."-Donald Trump
"Talent Is Overrated is a profoundly important book. With clarity and precision, Geoff Colvin exposes one of the fundamental misconceptions of modern life-that our ability to excel depends on innate qualities. Then, drawing on an array of compelling stories and stacks of research, he reveals the true path to high performance-deliberate practice fueled by intrinsic motivation. This is the rare business book that will both prompt you to think and inspire you to act."-Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind
Geoff Colvin, Fortune’s senior editor at large, is one of America’s most respected journalists. He lectures widely and is the regular lead moderator for the Fortune Global Forum. A frequent television guest, Colvin also appears daily on the CBS Radio Network, reaching seven million listeners each week. He coanchored Wall Street Week on PBS for three years. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.See all Editorial Reviews
This is one superb book! It tells us precisely what we need to do to excel, with all the back-up research. But it's not a dry, academic book--oh, no, this book is alive! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Empress Cindy
This book came in great condition. It was recommended for my Masters course. Its a must have book if your in the business or HR world.Published 1 month ago by Rose
Nicely written piece on the myth of talent and hard work. Recommended for the people searching for amazing achievements. Recommended.Published 1 month ago by boring
I very much enjoyed the research and arguments in this book. It is very convincing if not correct. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in wanting to know more about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elle Tona
I totally disagree with Mr. Colvin's conclusions. The book ultimately reads as apologist - a way for non-talented people to reason about the mastery that they can't seen to attain. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas J. Chavez
great book. the many examples help you to understand that you can do anything - it all revolves around hard work and dedication.Published 2 months ago by B. Meizinger