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Journalist Coyle travels the world to discover the truth about talent in this fascinating account that studies how individuals can unlock their full potential and bring their talents to light. The discoveries put forth by Coyle come down to three main elements: coaching, motivation and practice. While these hardly seem like breakthroughs, Coyle's discovery process proves fascinating. Providing detailed examples from a variety of different sources, Coyle's work becomes as motivational as the stories he presents. John Farrell reads with a voice that is at once firm yet highly identifiable. The resulting recording serves as a fine instructional guide for those searching for how to fulfill their dreams. A Bantam hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 6). (Apr.)
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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. I am even willing to 'guarantee' that you will not read a more important and useful book in 2009, or pretty much any other year. And if all that's not enough, it's also 'a helluva good read.'"—Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
"This is a remarkable—even inspiring—book. Daniel Coyle has woven observations from brain research, behavioral research, and real-world training into a conceptual tapestry of genuine importance. What emerges is both a testament to the remarkable potential we all have to learn and perform and an indictment of any idea that our individual capacities and limitations are fixed at birth."—Dr. Robert Bjork, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology, UCLA
I made a paradigm shift reading this book. Highly recommended reading: excellent, mind-freeing content. Very well written. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Klaasneus
An excellent book that looks into the learning processes of humans. Should be a mandatory read for teachers or anyone who instructs.Published 2 days ago by Benjamin Ross
Sort of builds off several other books in this same genre of talent being a function of practice. However, uses fantastic examples and stories. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Symmetrix1
Way too much repetition in content. Gave two stars because it had some okay information.Published 16 days ago by Joseph Chang
This is an important read for parents, educators, and those who wish to learn new skills. It will change the way they view and approach the learning process.Published 17 days ago by Dr. Judith R Mansor Dimmer