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Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else Hardcover – October 16, 2008

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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

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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.

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  • Publisher : Portfolio; 1st edition (October 16, 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1591842247
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1591842248
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6.23 x 0.98 x 9.28 inches
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