• Summary of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool

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  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-05-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • 4.3 (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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By Jim on 11-18-17

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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By Brian on 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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