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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (2016)

by Anders Ericsson

Other authors: Robert Pool (Author), Robert Pool

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    The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein (caimanjosh)
    caimanjosh: Both deal with the science behind expert performance...Sports Gene is more focused on athletic performance, but Peak provides more detail on just what "deliberate practice" actually entails. Both are worth a read.
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Really, really good.
A bit on the rambling side. could have been more concise.
But the information is rock solid.
Looking forward to more deliberate practice in my life! ( )
  jasonbraganza | Jul 18, 2016 |
4/14/2016 9:39 PM Saw this at BN and read first chapter. Of course, I want it.
  ntgntg | Apr 15, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0544456238, Hardcover)

From the world’s reigning expert on expertise comes a powerful new approach to mastering almost any skill.

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. 
  
Ericsson’s findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained. So the idea of expertise still intimidates us — we believe we need innate talent to excel, or think excelling seems prohibitively difficult. 
 
Peak belies both of these notions, proving that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us — it’s just a question of nurturing them by reducing expertise to a discrete series of attainable practices. Peak offers invaluable, often counterintuitive, advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself.  Whether you want to stand out at work, or help your kid achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to master nearly anything.

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