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Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, Chapters 1 through 6 [ http://amzn.to/1hPHp5Z ] by Geoff Colvin. The author is the Senior Editor at Large of Fortune Magazine, and he proposes a new take on talent and high performers. He proposes that deliberate practice creates world-class performers, not innate talent.
As the book description on Amazon.com notes:
According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, both the hard work and natural talent camps are wrong. What really makes the difference is a highly specific kind of effort-“deliberate practice”-that few of us pursue when we’re practicing golf or piano or stockpicking. Based on scientific research, Talent is Overrated shares the secrets of extraordinary performance and shows how to apply these principles. It features the stories of people who achieved world-class greatness through deliberate practice-including Benjamin Franklin, comedian Chris Rock, football star Jerry Rice, and top CEOs Jeffrey Immelt and Steven Ballmer.
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