Best 2013 Books for Entrepreneurs

The Sports Gene, David Epstein
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'The Sports Gene'
by David Epstein

Granted not a business book, but then again, "The Sports Gene" is a fascinating look at how elite athletes are born, and made. Is excellence the result of natural talent? Or focused practice? Short answer: both. That's why anyone who coaches and develops people will find new ways to think about how they do their jobs and will think differently about the people they lead. (Plus, the ratio of "Oh, wow, I never knew that..." moments per page is as high as any book I read this year.)