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    DescriptionOne 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--from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch--are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades. And not just plain old hard work, like your grandmother might have advocated, but a very specific kind of work. 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. Now Colvin has expanded his article with much more scientific background and real-world examples. He shows that the skills of business--negotiating deals, evaluating financial statements, and all the rest--obey the principles that lead to greatness, so that anyone can get better at them with the right kind of effort. Even the hardest decisions and interactions can be systematically improved. This new mind-set, combined with Colvin's practical advice, will change the way you think about your job and career--and will inspire you to achieve more in all you do.

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    The Talent is Overrated
    What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Colvin, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400108718
    ISBN 10: 1400108713

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    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    16 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Geoff Colvin, "Fortune"'s senior editor at large, is one of America's most respected business journalists. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his first audiobook, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em."
    Review quote
    ""Geoff Colvin has written a fascinating study of great achievers from Mozart to Tiger Woods.... Talent Is Overrated is not only inspiring but enlightening."" ---Donald Trump