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3.999238385377 out of 53.999238385377 out of 53.999238385377 out of 53.999238385377 out of 53.999238385377 out of 5 4.00 (2,626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Coyle Narrator: John Farrell Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top twenty women players than the entire United States? How did a small town in rural Italy produce the dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance? Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil?

Where does talent come from, and how does it grow?

New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition—in athletics, fine arts, languages, science, or math—that can be successfully applied through a person’s entire lifespan.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susie | 5/17/2016

    " I loved the book and enjoyed every little detail of it. I recommend it to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pooneh Roney | 2/16/2014

    " A very important message! I don't like Coyle's writing style but enjoyed the book. Very well structured. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/7/2014

    " There was nothing new to me in this book--and I've been retired from education for 4 years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicki Davis | 2/4/2014

    " This is a very good book and one that I would read as a follow up to Outliers. There are quite a few books on the science of talent and many of them quote the same things. This is a good book - a tad longer than some of the other ones I've read. If you want to nurture students and children and have a little time to read it, it is a good read. "

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