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

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One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." 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 inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

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, how you analyze the results of your progress and learn from your mistakes, that enables you to achieve greatness.

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.

This new mind-set, combined with Colvin's practical advice, will change the way you think about your job and career—and will inspire you to achieve more in all you do.

Synopsis:

Expanding on a landmark cover story in Fortune, a top journalist debunks the myths of exceptional performance.

About the Author

Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher and administrator, researcher at the University of Oregon and a national public school consultant. Recognized as a national expert on the subjects of school safety and violence prevention, Colvin has provided in-service training for teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts and agencies nationally and internationally. He recently served as research associate at the University of Oregon and independent consultant in the areas of school wide discipline, school climate, school safety and violence prevention, and has also directed a juvenile detention school and a program for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students with problem behavior.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400138715
Author:
Colvin, Geoff
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Drummond, David
Read:
Drummond, David
Narrated:
Drummond, David
Author:
Drummond, David
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Business Life - General
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Business-Careers
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
450

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