That’s what Geoff Colvin in Talent is Overrated aims to answer through research studies of the most successful people through history. I covered a small fraction of the book in You’re not talented and why it doesn’t matter.
The conclusion is exceptional performance is acquired through years of deliberate practice, timing and being surrounded by the right people – not talent.
If you’ve ever wondered how Tiger Woods, Mozart, Jerry Rice, Ben Franklin or any exceptional performer achieved such greatness, this is a great book to read.
While some of the points may be controversial, they’re truly insightful. I definitely have a new perspective on talent and the myths that surround it.
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