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Talent is Overrated

What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

By Geoff Colvin
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Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

Talent is Overrated explores the top performers in a number of fields to get at the bottom of just what makes them great. Contrary to what most of us intuitively think about skill, this book offers enticing evidence that top performance in any field are not determined by their inborn talent, but by deliberate efforts over many years.

  • Anybody who wants to discover the secrets of what makes a world-class performer
  • Anyone interested in applying the principles of great performance to their own life
  • Anyone who believes they “just aren’t cut out” for greatness in certain fields

Geoff Colvin is an editor and columnist for Fortune, and a highly regarded commentator and lecturer on subjects like business trends and leadership. He also contributes daily with business commentary on the CBS Radio Network.


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