Hello all, Just put up a new article on my blog today on the subject of talent. I certainly didn't plan to write it until Tuesday after I had a discussion in teh comments section of one of my other blog posts. In the previous post I asked people to tell me how they became a designer a guy called Doug made a few comments relating to talent, and we had a debate between ourselves over a few days, to the point where I decided I really needed to spend some time writing my thoughts on the subject. You can see the initial discussion we had in the comments section of this post: kenreynoldsdesign.co.uk – How did you become a designer? – Random Question #2 If you have time please feel free to add some comments and put that thread back on topic! And this is a link to my article as a response: kenreynoldsdesign.co.uk – The Value and Validity of Talent I imagine my thoughts on this subject will probably be against most peoples general thoughts and feelings but it's a complex subject when you really get into thinking about it. Hopefully it'll turn into a good debate, so I asked Greg if I could start it here as well. If you have time I hope you'll read my article, start a debate here, and comment on the blog post. What I was driving at in my article is that I don't accept that 'natural talent' exists. I believe that some people are born with natural (biological) advantages, a well as social and environmental ones. But it's up to the way each of us lives out lives and how we apply ourselves to our goals that creates 'talent.' I don't thing 'talent' is a natural occurrence, I believe it's something that is developed. Hope you find this all as interesting as I have.