Best 31 Quotes & Tweets on Talent

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1

The world is full of millions of winner-take-all games. You can become good, but not great, at anything via books, teachers, and mentors. It takes natural talent and obsession. Create, play, and win the game of you.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Vision is the bottleneck of talent. Most talent is wasted because people do not clearly know what they want. It’s not a lack of effort, but a lack of direction. There are many capable people in the world, but relatively few that focus on what matters.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

What looks like a talent gap is often a focus gap. The "all star" is often an average to above average performer who spends more time working on what is important and less time on distractions. The talent is staying focused.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Focus is more scarce than talent.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

The greatest talent is the desire to fulfill your talent.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

If you think it’s expensive to hire a talented employee, wait till you hire an untalented one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

Talking to a very smart friend. He says STAMINA is an key indicator of long-term success. People with stamina: - Respond well to failure - Have obsessive personalities - They do similar things on weekdays and weekends (my favorite one) Secret way to find under-valued talent.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

8

Being talented is like getting a 5-minute head start to a marathon.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

The most talented person is rarely the right person.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Talent: Hitting targets other people can't hit. Genius: Hitting targets other people can't see.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

Your results are a reflection of your ability to allocate your attention.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

12

Want to retain the best talent? Don’t get in their way

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

13

My rules for working: 1) Solve problems other people aren’t solving. 2) Leverage the internet. 3) Share as much knowledge as possible. 4) Make two people proud: your 8-year old self and your 80-year old self. 5) The best partners have talents that look like magic to you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

The internet removes the gatekeepers between talent and opportunity.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

15

The myth that talent matters more than persistence holds us back.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

One of the best skills you can ever develop: The ability to recognize quality thinking in other people

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

17

Meeting with people in Silicon Valley: Raising money is easy, finding talent is near impossible Meeting with people in Hollywood: Finding talent is easy, raising money is near impossible

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

Suffering from imposter syndrome is less about your abilities and more about who you compare yourself too People who feel like imposters usually compare up, instead of across or down

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

19

There are no shortcuts to accessing programming talent: Only reviewing and discussing relevant work product. Takes time, effort.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

20

Talent puts you on a path but doesn’t get you to the destination. The longer the time frame, the more hard work and relentless improvement matter.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

The more talented, the more eccentric.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

22

Attention span is a greater advantage than ability.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

23

Talent does exist, but someone else's should not be used as a reason not to start.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

24

Reputation is a simple construct, built on two ideas: Ability: What you can do. Reliability: What you actually do. To build, publish proof of work.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

25

Talent increases the value of time, technology increases the distribution of value.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

Being unselfish is an adaptive trait. That is, the more you help others, the more likely they are to look out for your well-being. That means the most effective way to be selfish is to be unselfish.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

27

Scale your talent, build product.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

28

Remote work unlocks a giant pool of talent. You can't find all those people with traditional recruiting tactics, so there is a big opportunity to find new ways to use the Internet to identify up-and-coming talent.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

1) Operational excellence is an under-rated competitive edge. 2) In public markets, arbitrage human behavior. In private markets, monopolize access to high-quality talent. 3) The most valuable ideas are shared in whispers.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

30

Treating recreational drug use as a disqualification for employment in most creative fields will dramatically limit your talent pool.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

31

Having talented friends is such a gift.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah