Talent is Overrated

What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

Recommended by Chelsea Frank, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #40 in Recruiting, Ranked #62 in Behavioral Psychologysee more rankings.

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 are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades. 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.

Colvin shows that the skills of business: negotiating deals, evaluating financial statements obey the principles that lead to...

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of Talent is Overrated from the world's leading experts.

Chelsea Frank I read everything with an open mind, often challenging myself by choosing books with an odd perspective or religious/spiritual views. These books do not reflect my personal feelings but are books that helped shape my perspective on life, love, and happiness. (Source)

Rankings by Category

Talent is Overrated is ranked in the following categories:

Similar Books

If you like Talent is Overrated, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?