Talent II

Talent II

This is an another blog to demystify Talent & probably an addition to my earlier blog about Talent :

What is Talent? Talent is the art of creating something very unique, something which is yet to be created and something which goes on to become priceless.

Talent comes only 1 in a million

If you look at the history of mankind, talent seems to occur at the ratio of 1 in million. This is mostly raw talent, which means talent is due to a property in genes or which is hereditary. With a little bit of focus, it can be honed to create exceptional value.

However exceptional talent comes only 1 in a billion and it has little dependence on genes. It is mostly created due to hard work, perseverance and focus. People with exceptional talent go on to create never seen wonders by swimming against the tide and are unparalleled. Talent is rare but exceptional talent is impossible to find.

Talent can be created by probability. If you clone and mutate people (1 in million would have raw talent). However Exceptional Talent cannot be cloned. Not even in 1 in million, 1 in billion, 1 in trillion,…. Never. It is the probability of talent (1 in million) and all the decisions made by that person in her or his lifetime (millions and billions of decision points).

Exceptional Talent, once in a blue moon

There are few distinctions between Exceptional Talent and the rest of the World. One of them is courage. From making a decision from “No” to “Yes”. Or being aware of oneself (as preached by the Upanishads). Most of the World is being driven by external events. Only a few are aware of what is happening around in their environment, what they are doing and what they should be doing.

Exceptional Talent was never intended by Nature. Still in some ways it is a product of Nature. So what is Exceptional Talent? And how do we slot them? The answer to this is unknown to me and perhaps the world also. And it is the holy grail of mankind.

A few Examples of Extraordinary Talent:  Che GuevaraVan GoghNelson MandelaGandhiSteve JobsGoogle Founders (Sergey BrinLarry Page) & Yahoo Founders (Jerry YangDavid Filo), Howard HughesEinsteinDen XiapongMartin Luther KingMohammad Yunus

Caution: This might be all theory

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4 Responses to “Talent II”

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  2. Talent & Money « Love and Fearless Says:

    […] This is the third blog in the series of understanding the nature of “Talent”. The first two blogs were as follows: Talent I:  https://loveandfearless.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/talent/ Talent II:  https://loveandfearless.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/talent-ii/ […]

  3. Deepak Says:


    Swimmin hero goes away


  4. Deepak Says:


    (The World suffers on innovation and peace)
    More than one in ten babies worldwide born prematurely


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