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Melissa

de Raat

Melissa de Raat is a business developer at HD Cotterell BV Amsterdam, philanthropist, author, consultant and MSc Marketing student at the Vrije Universiteit. She represented the Netherlands in the Dutch Women’s National Basketball team during the European Championships in 2016, as she was a professional athlete and talent development was the central part of her young life. In this TEDtalk she questions the controllability of “talent”. She uses her own experiences and examples from Michael Jordan to Carice van Houten to get to her point: your talent cannot and should not be controlled.