The Talent Code

The Talent Code

Greatness Isn't Born : It's Grown, Here's How

Book - 2009
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This book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism. Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world's talent hotbeds, author Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780553806847
Characteristics: 246 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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May 05, 2014

Great read from a local Chicagoan..well Wilmette I think! And it will help you to improve what ever you want to do in 4 easy steps.Step 1 - get passionate and know that you can,. Step 2 cultivate deep practice skills: chunking, find error in the chunk, visualize and practice how it is correct, integrate into chunks, integrate into play, Step 3 find a great coach. Step 4 make your practice area spartan and minimal.

All the best!

Sep 28, 2013

The author does a good job of introducing interesting examples that highlight his (and other's) theory on how to become good and master different things. I'm sure there are opposing views out there, but the author doesn't really touch on them.

May 08, 2013

This is a book covering the foundation and creation of expertise. The author covers subjects ranging from around world, including musicians, students, athletes, and those who teach them, covering the simplicity and complexity of his subject with both science and stories. The findings and implications of this book range from funny to downright Biblical. If you're interested in expertise or human nature in general, this is a great read.

Jul 26, 2011

Overall, the context in this book is very interesting. I personally enjoy reading about the KIPP example. The theories and concepts in this book are very similar to the ones in Talent Is Overrated by Geoffrey Colvin; however, in terms of language convention and the overall structure of the two books, I think Talent is Overrated is written more successfully than The Talent Code.

Jul 24, 2011

Also an audiobook...

Dec 03, 2010

Definitely, definitely, definitely worth reading. Depending on the maturity of your children, have them read it too, or at least explain it to them.
This book not only teaches a great deal on how we build skill, it is also written in a very entertaining, engaging and humorous way.
I just wish Coyle would have refrained from the swear words in Chapter 4, as they may be off-putting to some people. If he had found another way to write about his experience he would have gotten 5 out 5 stars from me.
Hopefully though, you will look past that minor error in the author's (and editor's) judgment and read the book.

Jul 23, 2010


Jul 09, 2009

If you are interested in becoming good at something, this is the book for you. In addition to providing valuable information, The talent Code is well-written and entertaining.


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artandcraft Jul 16, 2012

World class talent is derived from many hours of "deep" practice, not just practice. Deep practice is the process of dividing a complex task into smaller chunks, slowing down on each chunk to allow for attention to details and to analyze errors. Repeat your deep practice for 10,000 hours.

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