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A New York Times bestselling author explores cutting-edge brain science to learn where talent comes from, how it grows--and how we can make ourselves smarter.

How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top 20 women players than the entire United States? How did a small town in rural Italy produce the dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance? Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil?

Where does talent come from, and how does it grow?

New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition--in athletics, fine arts, languages, science or math--that can be successfully applied through a person's entire lifespan.

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"Journalist Coyle travels the world to discover the truth about talent in this fascinating account that studies how individuals can 'unlock their full potential and bring their talents to light.' The discoveries put forth by Coyle come down to three main elements: coaching, motivation and practice. While these hardly seem like breakthroughs, Coyle's discovery process proves fascinating. Providing detailed examples from a variety of different sources, Coyle's work becomes as motivational as the stories he presents. John Farrell reads with a voice that is at once firm yet highly identifiable. The resulting recording serves as a fine instructional guide for those searching for how to fulfill their dreams. A Bantam hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 6). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Where does talent come from? How does it grow? The surprising answer begins with a substance in our brains: myelin.

Until recently myelin was considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells.  New research has revealed that it is much more--that it may in fact be the holy grail of acquiring skill. What's even more exciting is that it grows in response to activities that we can control.

Coyle reveals the simple yet powerful mechanisms through which human beings acquire skill: the kinds of practice, motivation, and coaching that grow myelin the fastest. Through visits to the world's best soccer players, bank robbers, violinists, fighter pilots, artists, and skateboarders, and to the labs where myelin is being investigated, this compelling and instructive book will transform the way we view talent and enable all of us to develop our full potential.

About the Author

DANIEL COYLE is the author of The Talent Code and the New York Times bestseller Lance Armstrongs War and Hardball: A Season in the Projects. A contributing editor of Outside magazine, he lives with his wife and four children in Homer, Alaska and Cleveland, Ohio.
JOHN FARRELL made his stage debut in high school in the title role of Barbara Garson's political satire "Macbird". Since then, he has made thousands of appearances onstage, on camera and in front of the microphone. Among his many credits are numerous radio and tv commercials, documentaries, audio books and the voice of Franklin, the wise old British car, in the "Auto B. Goode" cartoon series. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Jeanine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598878738
Author:
Coyle, Daniel
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Read by:
Farrell, John
Read:
Farrell, John
Author:
Farrell, John
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Sports medicine
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Motivation (psychology)
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Medical-Sports Medicine
Subject:
Medical-Neuroscience
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Copyright:
Edition Description:
; 6 Hours on 5
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
6.36x4.78x.62 in. .32 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Journalist Coyle travels the world to discover the truth about talent in this fascinating account that studies how individuals can 'unlock their full potential and bring their talents to light.' The discoveries put forth by Coyle come down to three main elements: coaching, motivation and practice. While these hardly seem like breakthroughs, Coyle's discovery process proves fascinating. Providing detailed examples from a variety of different sources, Coyle's work becomes as motivational as the stories he presents. John Farrell reads with a voice that is at once firm yet highly identifiable. The resulting recording serves as a fine instructional guide for those searching for how to fulfill their dreams. A Bantam hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 6). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Where does talent come from? How does it grow? The surprising answer begins with a substance in our brains: myelin.

Until recently myelin was considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells.  New research has revealed that it is much more--that it may in fact be the holy grail of acquiring skill. What's even more exciting is that it grows in response to activities that we can control.

Coyle reveals the simple yet powerful mechanisms through which human beings acquire skill: the kinds of practice, motivation, and coaching that grow myelin the fastest. Through visits to the world's best soccer players, bank robbers, violinists, fighter pilots, artists, and skateboarders, and to the labs where myelin is being investigated, this compelling and instructive book will transform the way we view talent and enable all of us to develop our full potential.

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