Listen free for 30 days

The Talent Code

Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown.
Narrated by: Alex McMorran
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (149 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.  

In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow to demonstrate how the wiring of our brains can be transformed by the way we approach particular tasks. 

He explains what is really going on when apparently unremarkable people suddenly make a major leap forward. He reveals why some teaching methods are so much more effective than others. Above all, he shows how all of us can achieve our full potential if we set about training our brains in the right way.

©2010 Daniel Coyle (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

More from the same

What listeners say about The Talent Code

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    95
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    87
  • 4 Stars
    29
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    82
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Insight and makes a lot of sense

This book explained a lot of the things that I have seen and experienced. It also gave me ideas about how to sharpen my own talents and how to do the same in others.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A Good Addition

The book is more about the way you learn rather than how to become better at it.. If the subject of becoming a better learner or looking to enhance your skills at learning this book will not give you what you want.. But, saying that if you are on a journey of self development in this area it is a very good addition to understanding the processes that go into your own learning abilities.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • LC
  • 17-05-20

Mostly pointless

Most of the book can be summed up in three words "practice makes perfect", which isn't anything new, although it is presented as if this is some kind of amazing and unexpected breakthrough. The author keeps on talking about myelin as if that gives some extra insight or breakthrough, but nothing of the kind is offered as insight except what we already know, i.e. "practice makes perfect". All that happens is that the author has just substituted the word "myelin", i.e. "practice makes myelin". All pretty pointless! However, there are plenty of real-life examples of successful and unsuccessful learning, teaching and coaching, which are always interesting and useful to listen to and learn from. These can be good for inspiration too.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fascinating

Great insight into the world of coaching, how talent hot beds work and how to apply the skills that’s so many great artist, athletes or anyone that is top of the respected fields have mastered.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

very interesting and well read

Great narration and the overall content is very interesting if you're wanting to better understand how the human brain improves through learning and all the pragmatic ways you can achieve this

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must for any coach or pupil.

A great insight to the learning process that can be applied to any sporting activity.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Angie
  • Angie
  • 16-04-19

Lots of Great, Valuable Insights!

Love the insights and back up stories. Every teacher, coach and trainer should read it! I got both the books and the audio version and I just love them all. I am going to review them often and put all the insights into practice. Thank you, Daniel, for all your help and efforts!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Fabian C. Fernander
  • Fabian C. Fernander
  • 07-01-19

Chocked full of insight

This book is chocked full of insight so listen closely. And if you need a real world analogy to believe it’s truth listen to the few minutes he describes the football player jemarcus and then go Wikipedia his career.