Freakonomic: talent made, not born

Asking why so many World Cup soccer players were born early in the their respective birth years, Freakonomics authors Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt have something to say in the New York Times (free registration required) about exceptional talent.

Pointing to academic research, they say that talent is largely made, not born. Do what you love, work very hard, set goals, get regular feedback. Not sexy - or freaky - but there you go.


Technorati: freakonomics, cognitive psychology