CONCORDVILLE, Pa., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else has won the prestigious, seventh annual Harold Longman Award for the Best Business Book of 2009 from Soundview Executive Book Summaries, the global leader in business content summarization.
"This is truly a readers' choice award that signifies the importance of this topic as a much needed resource in the business world today," says Rebecca Clement, Soundview's publisher.
The Best Business Book of 2009 was chosen by a poll of Soundview's subscribers from a group of eight titles nominated by the Soundview editorial staff. The nominated titles were chosen from among the 30 best business books of 2009 as summarized by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
Authored by Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated draws from careful research to debunk the myth of innate talent. He demonstrates that high performance comes from a highly specific kind of effort called "deliberate practice" and is not reserved for a preordained few.
The author will be presented the 2009 Longman Award in the upcoming month. The publisher of Talent Is Overrated, Portfolio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., will also receive the Longman Award at the same event.
Rebecca Clement, along with Soundview's editorial staff and a select group of business experts, hand-select books to summarize based on a rigorous selection process in which each book must contain cutting-edge ideas and have immediate value for readers. Topics range from management, finance, marketing, leadership and economics to sales, small business and career success techniques.
Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling the key points and ideas of full-length business books into easy-to-read summaries -- helping readers maximize time and business intelligence. With a worldwide subscriber base exceeding 100,000, Soundview's customers include CEOs, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics and students.
As the global leader in business content summarization, Soundview Executive Book Summaries is a part of Concordville, Pa.-based Concentrated Knowledge Corporation. For more information on Soundview or the summary of Talent Is Overrated, visit their website at www.summary.com/longman-award.
SOURCE Soundview Executive Book Summaries