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Generativity: The Art and Science of Exceptional Achievement by [Lynn, Andrew]
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Length: 253 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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We are all in search of answers to the mystery of human achievement. Why do some people excel while others do not? 

In answering that question, "Generativity" will take you on a journey from the ancient Zoroastrians and the secret gospels of Nag Hammadi to the most recent scientific insights on expertise and peak performance. Tracing the stories of outstanding individuals in the light of both traditional wisdom and modern science, this entertaining and accessible work examines the universal source of superior achievement in athletics, art, science, music, scholarship, politics, and business, including:
  • How high performers perceive the world differently
  • The documented power of positive self-talk, mental imagery, resourceful identities, and internal frame
  • How high achievers exercise self-control and regulate limited supplies of energy
  • The important effects on performance of social influence from people and environments
  • The magic of 'flow' states, 'one-pointedness', and task-focus
  • Cognitive habits of high achievers
  • How to become an expert: the ten-year rule and its variants, deliberate practice, and productive cross-fertilization
  • The power of cumulative advantage and how to take advantage of it
Generativity is a uniquely accessible and wide-ranging account of what it is that makes us exceptional.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7397 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Howgill House Books (16 August 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074WBJ12Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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