Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
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Talent is Overrated
By Geoff Colvin

The Talent is Overrated

What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else Unabridged [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400108718
ISBN-10: 1400108713
Format: CD-Audio
(137mm x 163mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geoff Colvin

Geoff Colvin, "Fortune"'s senior editor at large, is one of America's most respected business journalists. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his first audiobook, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em."

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