Hard work and Talent

Jaskiran Kaur
6 replies
Does hard work really beat talent as most people claim?


Recently I got acquainted with the book "Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else" (Geoff Colvin), in which the author gives very strong arguments in favor of the fact that hard work is more important than talent.
Nishith from True Sparrow
@iren_bioinformatician I agree. Talent is overrated. Btw, how's the book?
robiul haque
Many people ponder what is more important - talent or hard work. Talent is that ability that one is naturally gifted with, that makes a person great at one or several things. A hard-working individual is someone who puts more effort into doing something and completes tasks diligently.
Minal Joshi Jaeckli
I think so. As Thomas Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” What do you think Jaskiran?