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Readers around the world are embracing the message of Talent is Overrated. Business leaders, teachers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, students, coaches of many . The book Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin is a book I recommend to everyone who wants to get better at something – whether that’s a lot. Excellent.”—The Wall Street Journal Since its publication ten years ago, businesspeople, investors, doctors, parents, students, athletes.

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Now this classic has been updated and revised with new research and takeaways to help anyone achieve even greater performance. Cokvin are certain people so incredibly great at what they do? Happily, the real source of great performance is no longer a mystery.

Bringing together extensive scientific research, bestselling author Geoff Colvin shows where we go wrong and what actually makes world-class performers so remarkable. Better performance, and maybe even world-class performance, is closer than you think.


Expanding on a landmark cover story in Fortunea top journalist debunks the myths of exceptional performance. Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field—from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch—are not determined by their geocf talents. And not just plain old hard work, like your grandmother might have advocated, but a very specific kind of work. The key is how you practice, cllvin you analyze the results of your progress and learn from your mistakes, that enables you to achieve greatness.

Talent Is Overrated

Now Colvin has expanded his article with much more scientific background and real-world examples. He shows that the skills of business, negotiating deals, evaluating financial statements, and all the rest obey the principles that lead to greatness, so that anyone can get better at them with the right kind of effort.

Even the hardest decisions and interactions can be systematically improved.


From the Hardcover edition. He lectures widely and is the regular lead moderator for the Fortune Global Forum.

What Geoff says comports totally with my own experiences in sports, law, and business. About Talent Is Overrated Expanding on a landmark cover story in Fortunea top journalist debunks the myths of exceptional performance.

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

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