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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by [Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool]
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K. ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and professor of psychology at Florida State University. He studies expert performance in domains such as music, chess, medicine, and sports. His groundbreaking work has been cited in bestsellers from Moonwalking with Einstein to Outliers to How Children Succeed. He lives in Florida.

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Most important books aren t much fun to read. Most fun books aren t very important. But with "Peak," Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn t want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work. Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of FREAKONOMICS and SUPERFREAKONOMICS
"Ericsson s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He hasfound thatwhat separatesthe best of us fromthe rest is not innate talent butsimply the right kind of training andpractice. If everyone would take thelessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world." Joshua Foer, author of MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN
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[Ericsson]makes a strong case that success in today's world requires a focus on practical performance, not just the accumulation of information. Especially informative for parents and educators in preparing children for the challenges ahead. "Kirkus Reviews"
"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
Most important books aren t much fun to read. Most fun books aren t very important. But with "Peak," Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn t want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work. Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of FREAKONOMICS and SUPERFREAKONOMICS
"Ericsson s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He hasfound thatwhat separatesthe best of us fromthe rest is not innate talent butsimply the right kind of training andpractice. If everyone would take thelessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world." Joshua Foer, author of MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN
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"

"This is an empowering, encouraging work that will challenge readers to reach for excellence." "Publishers Weekly"
[Ericsson]makes a strong case that success in today's world requires a focus on practical performance, not just the accumulation of information. Especially informative for parents and educators in preparing children for the challenges ahead. "Kirkus Reviews"
"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
Most important books aren t much fun to read. Most fun books aren t very important. But with "Peak," Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn t want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work. Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of FREAKONOMICS and SUPERFREAKONOMICS
"Ericsson s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He hasfound thatwhat separatesthe best of us fromthe rest is not innate talent butsimply the right kind of training andpractice. If everyone would take thelessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world." Joshua Foer, author of MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN
"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
Wonderful. I can t think of a better book for a popular audience written on any topic in psychology. -- Daniel Willigham, professor of Psychology at University of Virginia and author of WHY DON'T STUDENTS LIKE SCHOOL"

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

Most important books aren t much fun to read. Most fun books aren t very important. But with Peak, Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn t want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work. Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics

Ericsson s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He has found that what separates the best of us from the rest is not innate talent but simply the right kind of training and practice. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world. Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

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

Wonderful. I can t think of a better book for a popular audience written on any topic in psychology. Daniel Willigham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of Why Don t Students Like School?

[Peak] offers an optimistic anti-determinism that ought to influence how people educate children, manage employees, and spend their time. The good news is that to excel one need only look within. The Economist

All good leaders want to get better, and 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

This is an empowering, encouraging work that will challenge readers to reach for excellence. Publishers Weekly

[Ericsson] makes a strong case that success in today s world requires a focus on practical performance, not just the accumulation of information. Especially informative for parents and educators in preparing children for the challenges ahead. Kirkus Reviews
"

"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

"Most 'important' books aren't much fun to read. Most fun books aren't very important. But with Peak, Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn't want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work." --Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics

"Ericsson's research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He has found that what separates the best of us from the rest is not innate talent but simply the right kind of training and practice. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world." --Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

"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

"Wonderful. I can't think of a better book for a popular audience written on any topic in psychology." --Daniel Willigham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of Why Don't Students Like School?

"[Peak] offers an optimistic anti-determinism that ought to influence how people educate children, manage employees, and spend their time. The good news is that to excel one need only look within." - The Economist

"All good leaders want to get better, and 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

"This is an empowering, encouraging work that will challenge readers to reach for excellence." --Publishers Weekly

"[Ericsson] makes a strong case that success in today's world requires a focus on practical performance, not just the accumulation of information. Especially informative for parents and educators in preparing children for the challenges ahead." --Kirkus Reviews


-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

-Most 'important' books aren't much fun to read. Most fun books aren't very important. But with Peak, Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn't want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work.- --Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics

-Ericsson's research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He has found that what separates the best of us from the rest is not innate talent but simply the right kind of training and practice. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.- --Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

-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

-Wonderful. I can't think of a better book for a popular audience written on any topic in psychology.- --Daniel Willigham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of Why Don't Students Like School?

-[Peak] offers an optimistic anti-determinism that ought to influence how people educate children, manage employees, and spend their time. The good news is that to excel one need only look within.- - The Economist

-All good leaders want to get better, and 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

-This is an empowering, encouraging work that will challenge readers to reach for excellence.- --Publishers Weekly

-[Ericsson] makes a strong case that success in today's world requires a focus on practical performance, not just the accumulation of information. Especially informative for parents and educators in preparing children for the challenges ahead.- --Kirkus Reviews

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