A manual for building a faster brain and a better you!
The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?”
Praise for The Little Book of Talent
“The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
“It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence
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About the Author
Daniel Coyle is the author of The Talent Code, as well as the New York Times bestseller Lance Armstrong’s War. He lives with his wife and four children in Homer, Alaska, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
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What People are Saying About This
“It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’s but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”
—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great little book. Short and to the point. Only takes about an hour to read but worth the time. The tips are pretty useful as i am already putting a couple of them in to good use.
This book is a short, concise, but practical look at concrete ways one can pick up or improve on a skill. It isn't terribly long, but it doesn't need to be. In all honesty, while reading it I was reminded of those "top 10" blog posts that have a way of turning into viral internet memes. I appreciated the brevity - when learning a skill I don't want to be bogged down with 300 pages of long, drawn out advice that serves only to give the author an avenue to express his or her own life philosophy. Coyle gives us a nice alternative - a self-help book that delivers what it claims, and does so without boring me to death.
Great book if you coach a sport !
This book mentions many of the same ideas and techniques found in other texts regarding the talent myth. If you are jusr getting into this subject you should check it out!