I have to admit I have gone off Ted talks of late after being convinced that they are little more than an intellectual wankfest that attempts to offer simple solutions to very complex problems all dressed up in a nice little Powerpoint presentation. However, I am a fan of David Epstein particularly after reading his book – The Sports Gene. Warning, if you are fan of Malcolm Gladwells bogus 10,000 hours theorem then I suggest you avoid it.
Despite being a Ted Talk all Epstein does is offer data – no grandiose solutions, no feel good stories just data. Most of which is fascinating, ever wondered how fast Usain Bolt is in relation to Jessie Owens – watch the video and find out.
Click the image below to be taken to the video.