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Success is not simply a function of talent. In fact it may have very little to do with it at all. This slideshow combines Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers and Geoff Colvin's book Talent is Overrated. ...

Success is not simply a function of talent. In fact it may have very little to do with it at all. This slideshow combines Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers and Geoff Colvin's book Talent is Overrated. It presents the view that world class performers need both social and personal attributes - and talent is not really one of them.

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  • 1. Anti-Self-Help
  • 2. Geoff McDonald @BookRapper BookRapper.com
  • 3. The BooksGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 4. The BookOutliers : The Story of Success
  • 5. Malcolm GladwellOne Author...
  • 6. The BookTalent is Overrated
  • 7. Geoff ColvinAnother Author...
  • 8. Talent ≠ SuccessThe BIG Idea
  • 9. Personal SocialSpeed RAP
  • 10. Top PerformerYour Challenge : Are you up for it?
  • 11. No shortcutBook Rapper Says...
  • 12. The Talent MythGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 13. Personal SocialOur notions of talent are distorted
  • 14. Personal Social Talent Passion EffortPersonal qualities matter
  • 15. Personal Social Talent Hidden Advantages Passion Effort Extraordinary Opportunities Cultural LegaciesSocial context matters too!
  • 16. 10,000 HoursGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 17. The BeatlesHad played an estimated 1200 shows by 1964
  • 18. Stars, Good, UnlikelyHow much practice have you done?
  • 19. Wolfgang and TigerGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 20. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSeparating fantasy from fact
  • 21. Tiger WoodsAcknowledges his success is due to practice
  • 22. Hidden AdvantagesGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 23. Ice Hockey SuccessHow to become a NHL player
  • 24. Asians and MathsAre Asians naturally better at maths?
  • 25. Extraordinary OpportunityGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 26. 1831-1840 1953-1956 Being an EntrepreneurWhat’s important about these dates?
  • 27. Bill GatesWhy Bill dropped out of Harvard
  • 28. Cultural LegacyGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 29. HerdsmanWho are you from?
  • 30. FarmerWho are you from?
  • 31. Rice GrowerWho are you from?
  • 32. Deliberate PracticeGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 33. Deliberate PracticeSix Qualities of Specific Training and Skill Development
  • 34. Deliberate Practice ExamplesGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 35. Benjamin FranklinHow to Become a Great Writer
  • 36. Case Study MethodHow to Develop Your Business Acumen
  • 37. Different.What do you practice? How do you practice?
  • 38. More...GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 39. You and OthersYour success is based on your qualities and your social context
  • 40. Buy Gladwell’s Books!Gladwell.com
  • 41. Buy Colvin’s Books!Also... Book Rapper Issue : Glopportunity
  • 42. Nobody does it aloneSuccess does not occur in a vacuum
  • 43. A PresentationRecording available for members at : BookRapper.com