The Sports Gene
- Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success
- Narrated by: David Epstein
- Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-13-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Along the way, Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not – like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player – and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.
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By justin rhodes on 01-25-18
enthralling and enlightening. opened my mind to the nature nurture argument and acts as a counter balance to the 10000 hours argument providing a more nuanced explanation of where ability comes from.
By T. Evans on 10-04-16
interesting to the sportsman and scientist in me!
Well worth listening to. up to date and interesting account of where great sorting talent comes from. some combination of nature and nurture and hard work!