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Talent is overrated : what really separated world-class performers from everybod
Colvin, Geoffrey.
Adult Nonfiction BF481 .C625 2008

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ContentsPage
1 - The Mystery: Great performance is more valuable than ever-but where does it really come from?p. 1
2 - Talent Is Overrated: Confronting the unexpected facts about innate abilitiesp. 17
3 - How Smart Do You Have to Be?: The true role of intelligence and memory in high achievementp. 36
4 - A Better Idea: An explanation of great performance that makes sensep. 52
5 - What Deliberate Practice Is and Isn't: For starters, it isn't what most of us do when we're "practicing."p. 65
6 - How Deliberate Practice Works: The specific ways it changes us, and how that makes all the differencep. 84
7 - Applying the Principles in Our Lives: The opportunities are many-if we think about our work in a new wayp. 105
8 - Applying the Principles in Our Organizations: Few do it well, and most don't do it at all; the sooner you start, the betterp. 126
9 - Performing Great at Innovation: How the principles we've learned take us past the myths of creativityp. 145
10 - Great Performance in Youth and Age: The extraordinary benefits of starting early and continuing on and onp. 167
11 - Where Does the Passion Come From?: Understanding the deepest question about great performancep. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
Sourcesp. 209
Indexp. 221


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