Subba’s Serendipitous moments

January 5, 2007

Key to excellence

Filed under: Learning — Subbaraman Iyer @ 10:49 am

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/10/30/8391794/

“The first major conclusion is that nobody is great without work. It’s nice to believe that if you find the field where you’re naturally gifted, you’ll be great from day one, but it doesn’t happen. There’s no evidence of high-level performance without experience or practice. So say Michael J. Howe, Jane W. Davidson and John A. Sluboda – eminent British researchers in their study on learning and improvement.

It does look pretty straight forward and obvious in hindsight but the researchers convey something compelling. The intriguing question for me is how does one identify the field or area where one has innate talent or is simply gifted. And what about people who are proverbially late bloomers?

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