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Peak : secrets from the new science of expertise

Author: K Anders Ericsson; Robert Pool
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ericsson, K. Anders (Karl Anders), 1947-
Peak.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
(DLC) 2015042796
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Anders Ericsson; Robert Pool
ISBN: 9780544456259 0544456254
OCLC Number: 937368305
Notes: "An Eamon Dolan book."
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The power of purposeful practice --
Harnessing adaptability --
Mental representations --
The gold standard --
Application --
Deliberate practice in everyday life --
The road to extraordinary --
But what about talent? --
Where to we go from here?
Responsibility: Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.

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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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