University of Michigan Students are Reading The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How

April 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

In The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How, bestselling author Daniel Coyle reveals the simple yet powerful mechanisms through which human beings acquire skill–the kinds of practice, motivation, and coaching that grow myelin, a substance in our brains–the fastest. Through visits to the world’s best soccer players, bank robbers, violinists, fighter pilots, artists, and skateboarders, and to the labs where myelin is being investigated. This compelling and instructive book will transform the way we view talent and enable all of us to develop our full potential and is recommended for courses on education, business, psychology, and sociology. 

This Fall 2010, University of Michigan’s Principles of Macroeconomics course will be using The Talent Code.

“This book is not only quite convincing about the role of hard work in gaining skills, but gives insight into the ‘type’ of hard work that pays off. In line with the experimental evidence for educational gains from convincing students that diligent study can rewire the brain, I am assigning the book as a recommended reading to improve the performance of my college students in a class covering unrelated topics. In other words, I view this as a book for ‘learning how to learn.’” –Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

Click here to read an excerpt.

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