Good and bad news about talent

There is some good news about talent: it's over-rated. It's not that a level of proclivity isn't helpful in what you're doing but it increasingly appears that practice and hard work are more important for mastery or success that an inborn gift that places you head and shoulders above the dirty minions who surround you. [...]

Cam Newton and the transforming power of gloriously blowing it

If you follow American professional football, or at least watched the Super Bowl, you know who Cam is. If not then I’ll fill you in. He is the young - 26 years old - quarterback of the Carolina Panthers who is brash, arrogant, and so full of himself that I have spent the last several [...]