"Offer[s] an optimistic anti-determinism that ought to influence how people educate children, manage employees and spend their time." (The Economist)
"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)
"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 a person can achieve: to become a little bit better each day." (Daniel Coyle, bestselling author of THE TALENT CODE)
"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, bestselling author of MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN)
Descripción del producto
You don't have to be a genius to achieve extraordinary things.
In this fascinating book, Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool explain that learning new skills doesn't need to be daunting. Musical prodigies, sports stars and leading scientists acquire their special abilities through training – and all of us can do the same.
Based on thirty years of pioneering research, Peak shows that success simply requires the right kind of practice and offers essential advice on setting goals, receiving guidance and motivating ourselves. The astonishing stories prove that whether we're at work or at school, in the music room or on the sports field, we can master almost anything.
'Remarkable...who among us doesn't want to learn how to get better at life?'
Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics
'This book...could truly change the world'
Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein
Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code