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The Talent Code, and dyslexia - Elf M. Sternberg
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The Talent Code, and dyslexia
I hate when this happens. I was looking at a trivial memory test where one list of word pairs is complete, and in the second set each word is missing a vowel. The idea is that the second set, because it required thinking, would be more memorable and you'd be able to recite more elements from the list.

Sadly, I scored the same on both lists. I didn't even notice the letters missing.

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle seems like a good book, with solid instruction on how to structure deliberate learning to get better at something. But that test was a poor indicator-- those of us with some dyslexia, and the nimbleness of mind to route around our own brain's shortcomings-- aren't well served by it.

His last book, a case study on excellence, was entitled Lance Armstrong's War. Awkward.
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