Practice. Geoff Colvin expanded his Fortune article, “What It Takes to Be Great,” into an evidence-based book titled, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. Colvin renounces the notion that leaders are born with innate talent, and shows how disciplined forms of deliberate practice lead to remarkable success. The practice he describes may not be the practice that many of us follow, but his presentation is compelling about how the right kind of repetitive practice leads to extraordinary success. You may be just 10,000 hours away from world-class performance. After reading Talent Is Overrated, you may think differently about talent, and about Mozart. Read it to find out why.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)