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What is the Secret of Great Performers?

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


Geoff Colvin



9781591842248
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Format: Hardcover, 224pp.
ISBN: 9781591842248
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover
Pub. Date: October 16, 2008

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

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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Geoff Colvin, Fortune’s senior editor at large, is one of America’s most respected business journalists. He lectures widely and is the regular lead moderator for the Fortune Global Business Forum. A frequent guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box and other TV programs, Colvin appears daily on the CBS Radio Network, reaching seven million listeners each week. He also co-anchored Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS for three years.



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1The Mystery1
2Talent Is Overrated17
3How Smart Do You Have To Be?36
4A Better Idea52
5What Deliberate Practice Is And Isn't65
6How Deliberate Practice Works84
7Applying The Principles In Our Lives105
8Applying The Principles In Our Organizations126
9Performing Great At Innovation145
10Great Performance In Youth And Age167
11Where Does The Passion Come From? 187
 
Acknowledgememts207
Sources209
Index221



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