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Talent is Overrated

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by mboyle1959

I just finished reading another great book. Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin is a must read for all coaches and parents. My good friend Jim Setters from the German National Hockey Federation convinced me to read it. I actually had the book but wasn’t interested. Thank god for Jim.

I don’t know if I have ever marked up a book like I marked up this one. I was highlighting and folding pages like a crazy man. The concept is similar to Outliers but where Outliers was a story, this a much “harder” look at facts. I could fill this post with quotes but, check out just these two:

“the chief comstraint is mental, regardless of the field- even in sports, where we might think the physical demands are the hardest”

” instead of compulsive practice producing high ability, high ability leads to compulsive practice”.

This book has gems on every page for coaches, managers and parents. Get it and start reading