Despite all the myths, talent is not completely fixed or predetermined at birth or at a young age. Talent depends on:
- a person’s motivation
- a person’s experience
- how a person is managed or led
Assessment of talent depends on:
- how it is defined by a culture
- how it is defined by an era
Talent depends more on effort and having access to the right information and techniques than on natural ability.
Talent, in other words, is far more malleable than many people want us to believe.
— Hard Facts by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton