Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
“Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [Peak]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—Fortune
Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.
“The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code
“Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein
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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of ExpertiseUser Review - Publishers Weekly
Psychologist Ericsson (The Road to Excellence) and science writer Pool (Beyond Engineering) skillfully examine the eternal debate of nature vs. nurture with this thoughtful treatise supporting the ... Read full review
PEAK: Secrets from the New Science of ExpertiseUser Review - Kirkus
Challenging the notion that talent is innate. "The most important gifts we can give our children are confidence in their ability to remake themselves again and again and the tools with which to do ... Read full review
2 Harnessing Adaptability
3 Mental Representations
4 The Gold Standard
5 Principles of Deliberate Practice on the Job
6 Principles of Deliberate Practice in Everyday Life
7 The Road to Extraordinary
8 But What About Natural Talent?
9 Where Do We Go from Here?