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Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

By Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Peak (2016) is your guide to achieving expertise through regular practice. Counter to the general perception that natural ability plays a large part in determining performance, these blinks show you that just about anyone can acquire specialized skills if they practice hard and correctly.

  • Students of cognitive psychology
  • People who think they’re too old to learn new skills
  • Business managers and entrepreneurs

Anders Ericsson is a professor of psychology and Conradi Eminent Scholar at Florida State University. His work has been cited in bestselling books Moonwalking with Einstein and How Children Succeed.

Robert Pool is a science writer with a PhD in mathematics from Rice University. He has worked as a writer and editor for science magazines such as Nature and Science, among other publications.

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