Posts for the Outwork Book Club will be continuous; I will post updates as I work through each book. Eventually, I will encourage readers to follow along with me and add any insight or pose questions about the central themes of the book. This is what we call a living document; mostly because it doesn’t immediately die as soon as it becomes published like everything else. It is something that is continuously updated and changed over time to reflect the newest information.
TALENT IS OVERRATED
by Geoff Colvin | Link to book
Many would say that great performers are gifted with “talent”— a form of innate skill possessed from childhood that enables these great performers to truly excel.
The talent myth is just that: a myth. Colvin’s work truly aims to dispel the lie about talent and instead charters a more realistic path to greatness — one that involves a concept called deliberate practice and a lot of time spent working on a skill.