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