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

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Publisher Comments:

From the bestselling author of Talent is Overrated, an extensive look at the essential human skills that can never be replaced by technology.

In the economy of a few years from now, what will people do better than computers? Technology is rapidly invading fields that it once could not touch, driving cars better than humans do, predicting Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, packing boxes, identifying faces, scurrying around hospitals delivering medications, all faster, more reliably, less expensively than people. In a world like that, how will we and our children achieve a rising standard of living?

The real issue is what we humans are hardwired to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities—empathy, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, forming relationships, creativity. These are how we create value that all people hunger for, that is unique and not easily quantified.

Individuals and companies are already discovering that these high-value abilities create tremendous competitive advantage—more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, more effective teams. Theyre discovering also that while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits—“hes a real people person,” “shes naturally creative”—it turns out they can all be developed and are being developed in far-sighted organizations from software firms to the U.S. Army to the Cleveland Clinic. To a far greater degree than most of us ever imagined, we already have what it takes.

Synopsis:

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, its impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them.

In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body. At the exciting new frontier of sports, science, and technology, the book explores:

• The role that genes and training play
• How to find hidden champions and fasttrack greatness
• The truth about the 10,000 hours rule
• New research on breaking through fatigue
• Revolutions in data and nutrition
• And how we can apply the lessons about focus, dedication, and sheer ingenuity in our own lives.

 

Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds.

Synopsis:

Never waste a crisis.

Some businesses—and some people—will emerge from today’s economic tumult stronger and more dominant than when it started. Others will weaken and fade. It all depends on critical choices they make right now.
 
Geoff Colvin, one of America’s most respected business jour-nalists, says even the scariest turbulence has an upside. The best managers know that conventional thinking won’t help them in tough times. They’re taking smart, practical steps—frequently unconventional and even counterintuitive—that will not only keep them strong, but will also distance them from the pack for years to come.
 
The dozens of top-performing leaders Colvin interviewed reject the common view that slashing costs and firing employ­ees are the only effective tactics. They see volatility as a rich opportunity to reinvent their organizations and lay the ground-work for future growth.
 
Colvin shows us how these strategies really work, using exam-ples of major companies that have successfully applied them.

About the Author

Geoff Colvin, Fortune's senior editor at large, writes the magazine's popular column "Value Driven" and is the author of The Upside of the Downturn. He lectures widely and is the lead moderator for the Fortune Global Forum. He also offers daily business commentary on the CBS Radio Network. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591842941
Author:
Colvin, Geoff
Publisher:
Portfolio
Author:
McClusky, Mark
Author:
Colvin, Geoffrey
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Business Life - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Business-Careers
Subject:
Management
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, its impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them.

In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body. At the exciting new frontier of sports, science, and technology, the book explores:

• The role that genes and training play
• How to find hidden champions and fasttrack greatness
• The truth about the 10,000 hours rule
• New research on breaking through fatigue
• Revolutions in data and nutrition
• And how we can apply the lessons about focus, dedication, and sheer ingenuity in our own lives.

 

Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds.

"Synopsis" by ,
Never waste a crisis.

Some businesses—and some people—will emerge from today’s economic tumult stronger and more dominant than when it started. Others will weaken and fade. It all depends on critical choices they make right now.
 
Geoff Colvin, one of America’s most respected business jour-nalists, says even the scariest turbulence has an upside. The best managers know that conventional thinking won’t help them in tough times. They’re taking smart, practical steps—frequently unconventional and even counterintuitive—that will not only keep them strong, but will also distance them from the pack for years to come.
 
The dozens of top-performing leaders Colvin interviewed reject the common view that slashing costs and firing employ­ees are the only effective tactics. They see volatility as a rich opportunity to reinvent their organizations and lay the ground-work for future growth.
 
Colvin shows us how these strategies really work, using exam-ples of major companies that have successfully applied them.

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