Overview: Whether it’s great Russian tennis players, Brazilian soccer players, Korean women golfers, or amazing artists and dancers, world class talent is NOT born but built over years of deep practice, an igniting moment, and a great coach. At the heart of it all is a substance we all produce called myelin that insulates nerve fibers and determines how well and quickly we acquire skills. UCLA Neurobiologist George Bartzokis says of myelin: “Revolutionary…the key to talking, reading, learning skills, being human.”
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born, It’s Grown. Here’s How. (Bantam
Books, 2009), by Daniel Coyle, reviewed by Steve Gladis, Ph.D.