Chapter 2. TALENT


Winning teams have the right people on board.

To be a good coach and to win you have to have good players.

 --John Madden, NFL Championship Coach[12]

You can never have too much talent.

Talent is synonymous with value. In biblical times the word "talent" referred to a unit of weight equal to an amount of silver. Over time it has come to reflect value in terms of the skills, ability, or aptitude a person may possess.

Talent is vital to a winning team. It's the human resource that delivers the mail. The talent may be mature and manifest where all the requisite skill sets and experience necessary to succeed are present and in place. Or, it may be latent, there to be nurtured and developed with good coaching, time, and "game experience." ...

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