A completely new perspective on the way in which people acquire skill and talent
Daniel Coyle is a two-time National Magazine Award finalist and a contributing editor to Outside magazine. He has written for the New York Times magazine and Sports Illustrated. His previous books include The Times bestseller Lance Armstrong-Tour de Force, which won Best Biography in the 2006 British Sports Book Awards. He first wrote about the idea of a talent code in a March 2007 article for Play. He lives in Alaska.
I only wish I'd never before used the words 'breakthrough' or
'breathtaking' or 'magisterial' or 'stunning achievement' or 'your
world will never be the same after you read this book.' Then I
could be using them for the first and only time as I describe my
reaction to Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code. I am even willing to
'guarantee' that you will not read a more important and useful book
in 2009, or pretty much any other year. And if all that's not
enough, it's also 'a helluva good read' -- Tom Peters, author of
"In Search of Excellence"
This is a remarkable-even inspiring-book. Daniel Coyle has woven observations from brain research, behavioral research, and real-world training into a conceptual tapestry of genuine importance. What emerges is both a testament to the remarkable potential we all have to learn and perform and an indictment of any idea that our individual capacities and limitations are fixed at birth -- Dr. Robert Bjork, Dist