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Melissa Triplett's insight:
LIttle video about how the Talent Code is a good book for infomation about brain science and how it is useful for personal finance, employment opportunities and training, as well as teaching and parenting.
"'Struggle.' It’s a term we usually reserve for extreme situations. The struggle for freedom. The struggle for power. The struggle for survival.
The struggle to learn? Is this a struggle we should welcome?
Yes. After researching hotbeds of various talents, Daniel Coyle concludes in his book 'The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.' that “deep practice” is a key to mastery and top performance. Coyle’s deep practice is characterized by:
A Brazilian boy learns a soccer move by trying, failing, stopping and thinking — a few attempts, then a pause. Coyle describes what precedes the boy’s breakthrough: 'He stops and thinks again. He does it even more slowly, breaking the move down to its component parts — this, this, and that.' Deep practice involves self-talk as the individual moves from articulating to executing each step. And self-talk requires slowing down: 'going slow helps the practicer to develop … a working perception of the skill’s internal blueprints — the shape and rhythm of the interlocking skill circuits.'"
The science of talent: pinpointing what we will be best at The Japan Times Society and education tend to hold the view that talent is innate, or at the very least has to be developed while young. While my personal ...
Don't keep reading it over and over. Read it and write a one page summary.
Via Daniel Coyle's excellent book "The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills":
Research shows that people who (wrote a summary) remember 50 percent more material over the long term than people who follow (repeatedly read). This is because of one of deep practice’s most fundamental rules: Learning is reaching. Passively reading a book— a relatively effortless process, letting the words wash over you like a warm bath— doesn’t put you in the sweet spot. Less reaching equals less learning.
On the other hand, closing the book and writing a summary forces you to figure out the key points (one set of reaches), process and organize those ideas so they make sense (more reaches), and write them on the page (still more reaches, along with repetition). The equation is always the same: More reaching equals more learning.
In the apparent view of this piece, a small army of careful researchers and writers — including Malcolm Gladwell, Geoff Colvin, Daniel Coyle, Anders Ericsson, Carol Dweck, Angela Duckworth, Jonah Lehrer, David Brooks, ...
Telegraph.co.uk Andy Murray's success proves that the scientific approach will only work if ... Telegraph.co.uk There was just one thing missing from my assault on Wimbledon 2014: talent. Well, that and youth.
Melissa Triplett's insight:
Counter argument that talent can't be just acquired by practice using research based methods. It's something more that Andy Murray had that allowed the practice methods to work on him to create a champion. Hmmmm.
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