Archive for the ‘Talent Is Overrated’ Category

Talent Is Not Overrated

January 1st, 2009

For clarification, the title of this book is a little misleading. More appropriate titles:

  1. “Natural” Talent Is A Myth
  2. Talent Is Not A Gift, It’s Something You Earn
  3. If You Work Really Hard and Deliberately, You Become Naturally Talented
  4. You Can Pretty Much Be An Expert At Anything, As Long As You Have The Time.

Authors, Books, Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated

Creativity Amidst Chaos?

January 1st, 2009

pg. 170

…Kenneth Clarke, the famous art critic and author of Civilization, believed that great art was usually created amid stability; you won’t get many great statues or symphonies from residents of a city under seige.

No doubt this holds true on an individual level with “seige” taking on several different meanings.

Authors, Books, Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated

Einstein Nobel Prize at 26

January 1st, 2009

I always tend to think of the genius Einstein as this, in his later years. But he won the Nobel Prize in physics at 26. Most people may have already known this. Not I.

Authors, Books, Einstein, Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated

Deliberate Practice : Talent is Overrated Quote

December 30th, 2008

You could say that work, like deliberate practice, is often mentally demanding and tiring. But that’s typically not because of the intense focus and concentration involved. Rather, it’s more often a result of long hours cranking out what we already know how to do.

Luckily for me and my current job, this is not case. But I remember jobs that were just like this, and they were d r a i n i n g. . .

Authors, Books, Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated