The Little Book of Talent – 52 Tips for Improving Skills by Daniel Coyle
This is a follow on from the last book, the Talent Code, my review for which can be found here. The 52 tips are split up into three sections as follows:
- Part one: Getting started
Stare, steal and Be Willing to Be Stupid
- Part two: Improving skills
Find the sweet spot, then reach
- Part three: Sustaining Progress
Embrace Repetition, Cultivate Grit, and Keep Big Goals Secret
- Appendix: The New Science of Talent Development
In the last book, he looked at talent from the point of view of a student and a coach. In this book he mainly focuses on honing your talent from the point of view of a student and what a student needs to do to become great. There are 52 tips, however, I have listed out the 17 most important steps that I found useful in a previous blog here.
You can also download this by following this link: Cultivating your talent in 17 steps.
This book too, I found very useful and as my children are at and starting school, this is something I want them to try and practice in all the areas of their studies. Some of the things that he mentions I can see in my older daughter happens almost instinctively without much input from me, especially with her reading and spelling new words. However, I also want it to happen in her maths and her dance and other after school activities apart from watching spongebob squarepants on loop.