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This is a book summary of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.

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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Critic 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)

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Greatness: the potential of every person.

It is inspirational in that the thought of becoming very good is found in the method of deliberate practice and critique.

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  • Brian
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  • 10-31-17

Will put these insights to good use.

Great book summary of PEAK. Actionable insights were helpful. Will put these learnings to use.

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Concise, useful review.

It's a long book, so after reading, it's helpful to go over all the points that you may have overlooked, forgotten, or misinterpreted. A concise, useful review is just the thing.

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Really impactfully narrated...

The narrator does a great job of breathing life into it. Which for me, made even this brief version of the book, really sink in with depth and meaning. A lot of times summaries come across as just a boring list of key points, which can make them less than memorable and impactful. Not the case here. I am very pleased with this purchase because I feel that I really got something out of it. I'd even consider listening to it again, which is an extreme rarity for me.

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very thorought summary

it is worth for money, given the idea to the idea behind. which make me doesn't stop yo the summary but really want to dive into the book for more details.

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