Recently I engaged in a conversation about recruiting. As Work Market is expanding its team, we are constantly evaluating the definition of “talent”.
Being talented doesn’t just mean you have technical mastery of certain languages, tools or experience with them.
At its core, it means the ability to ask questions(curiosity), the desire to learn (learnability), and the understanding of how to interact with other people(team player).
The best kind of people is those who can share (or teach) the knowledge and the experience as it takes another degree of commitment.
Even during a simple conversation, you can identify those who have achieved that level of experience in working with others.
Similarly, talented people are those who are not confined to only certain capabilities and limitations. Apart from these are those who have unusual innate ability in a particular field.
Therefore the main priority of this article is to put forward those talented people who are unfortunately rarely known by people.
However, this article will mention talented people in different aspects and even some Multi-Talented people (people with multiple abilities):
TALENTED PEOPLE IN TECH :
- Peter Thiel: PayPal co-founder, early Facebook investor, and best-selling author of “zero to one” — has a fortune of over $ 2.3 billion is one of the tech industry’s most revered investors.
Though he sold most of his Facebook stock following the social-media company’s IPO in 2012, the billionaire still has his hand in several projects across Silicon Valley.
Most notably, his secretive big-data company Palantir was valued at $20 million after raising a $100 million round of funding in October.
- Travis kalanick: This talented man is the founder and CEO of Uber (a transport facilitating company). Worth about $50 million, this transporting service today is one of the most valuable transporting company in Tech.
Uber in addition to the facilities such as uber rush and Ubereats along with food deliveries are the ideas of this guy mentioned in the list!
- Pete Cashmore: This individual in addition to being talented is also very influential throughout the world. He is the founder of Mashable.
He has a channel to speak his opinion and hence influences millions around the world. Now you may be questioning, what’s the talent in here. Well, the way he convinces people even on a fairly controversial topic is his skill portraying his speaking ability.
- Tim Cook: He is the CEO of apple.
He is the decision-maker in the company that has revolutionised the way humans see and use technology. Cook has filled the seat of one of the worlds biggest visionaries of our time, Steve Jobs.
It is still to be known whether or not he will be able to continue the long term growth of the company as the successor as a true genius.
Talented people Apart From Tech
- Eskil Ronningsbakken: One of the most death-defying and incredible performance artists in the world, Ronningsbakken first got into the art of balancing when he was just five years old.
His interest was sparked when he saw a person do one-of-a-kind feats on TV. When Ronningsbakken was 18, he ran away to a circus and performed there for 11 years.
He knew that balancing was exactly what he wanted to do. Now in his early thirties, Ronningsbakken puts his life on the line by riding a bicycle upside down on a tightrope over a canyon and doing handstands on a bar that hangs under a flying hot-air balloon.
Ronningsbakken isn’t fearless, however, admitting that he gets anxious before some stunts. He claims that fear is part of what makes us human and that if he ever lost his sense of fear, he’d immediately quit; he’d be afraid of not being fully human.
- Dean Karnazes: Normally, the human body gets energy from glucose, which also produces lactate.
If the lactate buildup gets to be too much, the body will produce lactic acid, which causes it to shut down.
Dean’s body isn’t affected by the lactate buildup, allowing him to never get tired. Dean started running in high school when he joined a track team. While the rest of his team could only do 15 laps, he did 105 before he was told to stop.
Since then, he had stopped running completely until he turned 30. Some people may argue that it is a gift of nature and has to do nothing with his talent. Well, talent is all about those ‘god gifted’ traits.
Let’s take a look over a few more people because we are not short of content, cheers!
A BIT OLD TALENT:
- Evangelos Katsioulis: The first person on the list is Evangelos Katsioulis, who was born in 1976, in Ioannina, Greece.
He mainly works as a doctor and as a psychiatrist. He is perhaps best known for his highest scores on IQ tests. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Medicine in 2000.
Due to his obvious experience in these tests, Katsioulis works with various IQ-related societies, such as the Evangelical community and the World Intelligence Network.
Evangelos actually serves as the founder of the World Intelligence Network, which is a worldwide organisation.
- Grigori Perelman: This mathematician is included in this list of the brilliant and the most talented people in the world!
Grigori Perelman is a very well known mathematician, created in the Communist Partnership in 1966.
In 1982, he won a silver honour at the Worldwide Statistical Olympiad as a participant of the Communist Union’s group, with their group getting an ideal university.
Less than a decade later, he showed Thurston’s geometrization questions.
SOME TALENTED STUDENTS / CHILDREN ARE ALSO ON LIST:
- Arfa Karim (Late): Abdul Karim Randhawa born on the 2February1995 was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy who, in 2004 at the age of nine, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
She kept the title until 2008. Arfa represented Pakistan on various international forums including the TechEd Developers Conference. She also received the President’s Award for Pride of Performance.
A science park in Lahore, the Arfa Software Technology Park, was named after her. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the U.S. Arfa passed away on 14 January 2012.
- Farrell Wu: Although he’s barely a teenager, Farrell Wu has been named as one of the smartest kids in the world by Business Insider, and earned a perfect score while participating in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) in 2012.
While most boys his age have backpacks filled with simple geometry worksheets, 12-year old Wu can solve math problems that would cause most adults to stumble.
- Ryan Wang: is a music prodigy who recently played the piano at the 2013 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and he’s only five.
While a number of children have demonstrated their musical talents and been deemed musical prodigies throughout the ages, Wang might be the most adorable.
NOW SOME MULTI-TALENTED PEOPLE ;
- Robeson: was famous for his beautiful bass-baritone voice and his acting talents.
In addition to those talents, however, Robeson was also a professional athlete, writer, multi-lingual orator, scholar and lawyer.
As Robeson himself once commented, “Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labour’s rights and the fight for peace.”
He is one of the pioneering African American polymaths of our time.
- Thomas Jefferson: The third President of the United States was arguably one of the most talented men ever to rule any country.
In addition to politics and government, Jefferson’s interested was in architecture, inventions (such as the rotating book stand and improvements to the polygraph machine), books, wine and birds.
A prolific writer as well, Jefferson learned to translate Gaelic. He knew that “a strong body makes the mind strong.”
- Issac Newton: He not excelled in the fields of physics but also came up as a mathematician, theologian, astronomer, alchemist and philosopher.
Some people even rank him higher than the great scientist Albert Einstein but arguably it is one on stance. His talent in all the above-mentioned fields is vast and surely cannot be covered in this article.
However, the thing is a note here is that he introduced new formulas in mathematics fields, laws in physics and this statement “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people” says all from him as a philosopher.
SOME QUESTIONS RELATED TO TALENTED PEOPLE :
Q: Why the most talented people in the world are the least happy?
Ans:However, people who seem to have it all, are also the least satisfied with themselves– and the world around them. Perhaps it’s a matter of expectations?
When these “brilliant and talented people,” get that next promotion, that fancy new degree, they expect it. They aren’t that proud or happy. After all, it didn’t take that much struggle, and everyone expected them to succeed.
When they lose, no matter how little the loss is compared with all of their wins, they are devastated, and unable to handle any disappointment. This my stance and opinion.
Q: Why working with talented people isn’t a smart move?
Ans: These people may be incredibly rude, judgmental, aggressive, and would call people out without compunction. These people can’t stand with the person they are working with.
They put up with bad behaviour and tell themselves it’s just the price of working with this talented person. They imagine all the abuse they take will be worth it in the end.
And they make themselves miserable in the process. Placing values and good relationships over pure talent isn’t just about becoming successful or making money, either. It’s about holding onto your dignity and your sense of self-worth.
Q: Is talent alone enough to achieve success?
Ans: NO! Not at all! One of the great mistakes of life is to think that talent alone is enough to be great and become a high achiever.
I can’t tell you how many times I have seen talented people get cut from the sports team, go bankrupt after a few years in business or just completely get flat out beat by someone with a lot less talent.
The man or woman who is extremely gifted in a particular skill has a little bit of success and thinks that they are going to go down as one of the greatest in the world.
As time goes on, he or she stops nurturing and developing his or her talent and before he or she knows it, a less talented person comes along and knocks him or her out of business.
I want to leave you with a quote from Tim Notke that sums up everything I have been trying to hammer home in this column:
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
MY FINAL THOUGHT / COMMENT ON THE TOPIC:
Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you are gifted at. To be completely happy, to be completely fulfilled with your life, you need to do what you lobe the most.
One problem I run into with a lot of Scanners is perfectionism, which means ‘I want to do something so well that nobody will criticize me.’ That’s all it means.
“When you say ‘I’m my own worst critic,’ that’s not true; I mean you may be now, but you learned it; nobody was born criticizing themselves. Walk to a crib, when the baby knows how to talk, and say How bad do you feel about yourself, Sugar?”
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