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Peak Performance Audiobook

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

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Publisher's Summary

A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which listeners will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity.

In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches listeners on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

©2016 Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., under license from Rodale Inc. All rights reserved.

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    "Great insights and science"

    loved it, great narrarator listened to it all in one day 10/10 will probably listen to it again

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Eyal 06-15-17
    Eyal 06-15-17
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    "Nothing new"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is an overview of others' research. If you're familiar with the likes of Kelly McGonigal, Anders Ericsson, Carol Dweck, Angela Duckworth, Benedict Carey, Thomas M. Sterner etc. then you will be disappointed. If you're not familiar with them then this is an OK summary of some of their popular ideas although I would recommend reading the original works of the above researchers/writers.


    Has Peak Performance turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But I would research who the author is more diligently.


    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    andrew barron 08-28-17
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    "Great book"

    Listened to it on 2x speed in 2 days. Very eye opening. Every athlete should be required to read this. Anyone else that wants to improve overall should too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    windsurfnerd 06-16-17
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    "pulling performance ideas from many sources"

    I listened to the audio book, which I enjoyed. the authors did a great job of pulling performance-enhancing concepts from many disciplines and weaving then together well...the effect was to show different dimensions of an idea (e.g., how rest affects performance). this format could have been disorienting but was well-executed.

    I particularly liked the summaries at the end of each chapter and the book itself; these helped to reinforce the practical steps to peak performance and kept the book from being an abstract thought-piece

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Actionable"

    Re fenced a lot of different subjects and information, but wraps it all up with some great simple actionable steps.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Capps 09-02-17
    Jim Capps 09-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Everything in this book is valuable"

    As someone who is becoming disillusioned with most things self-help, I was pleasantly blown away here. This book offers to the point, scientifically backed insight into getting the most out of yourself and contribute to society in a healthy way. Very good narration does the material justice. Totally worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Fisher Bloomington, IN 06-10-17
    Greg Fisher Bloomington, IN 06-10-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Brilliant"
    If you could sum up Peak Performance in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, action-orientated, powerful


    What did you like best about this story?

    The combination of great research, lively story telling, useful examples and practical application.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Clear and easy to follow with great pace.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who whats to be more effective in sports, business or life should read this book. It is the best book I have listened to in 2016 (along with Stretch)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 06-26-17
    Brian 06-26-17 Member Since 2002
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    "Not just for runners"

    When I started this book, I thought it was written for runners. There was actually very little running in it. It was about peak performance in all areas of life. Great for anyone wanting to be or do their best.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ignacio Fores Garin Chile, South America 10-17-17
    Ignacio Fores Garin Chile, South America 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book, I should have bought it in printed"

    Excellent book, I should have bought it in printed version because it would be easier to re visit specific parts

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    Luis Crystal, USA 10-13-17
    Luis Crystal, USA 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "An easy way to go to the next level"

    Brad and Steve give you an deeply advise to improve yourself in sports, family, emotional and business life! a book that will provide you with the necessary tools to achieve your personal goals in life! highly recommended!

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    "brilliant"

    a great book that I enjoyed listening
    It has great incentives and solutions to mental and physical black outs

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    8/9/17
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    "Great."

    I really enjoyed this book as it seemed to pull together information taken from other audio books I have already listened to, such as Peak by Anders Ericsson, and gives you a great base plan to start on the journey to peak performance. Recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MR
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    "Research led and to the point. Great book!"

    Very enjoyable listen. Insightful, engaging and snappy. Easy to implement and digest. 100% worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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