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Peak : secrets from the new science of expertise

Author: K Anders Ericsson; Robert Pool
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner Books editionView all editions and formats
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Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of research into a 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-help publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Anders Ericsson; Robert Pool
ISBN: 9780544947221 0544947223
OCLC Number: 982659019
Notes: "An Eamon Dolan book."
Description: xxiii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The gift --
The power of purposeful practice --
Harnessing adaptability --
Mental representations --
The gold standard --
Principles of deliberate practice on the job --
Principles of deliberate practice in everyday life --
The road to extraordinary --
But what about natural talent? --
Where to we go from here?
Responsibility: Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.

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Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of research into a 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 methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.

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