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Peak by Anders Ericsson
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it was amazing

Important Book

I try to keep a running list of "important" books that I want my kids to read when they're older. I'm adding Peak and its story of deliberate practice to the list. The book makes the point that there is no such thing as innate talent (or if there is, it only helps one at the very beginning of learning a new skill). Deliberate practice and building mental models (referred to as mental representations) are the keys. This book reinforced to me that having my kids take music lessons is worthwhile. Not because I want them to be prodigies, but rather I want them to experience skill building through deliberate practice.
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Alice Lam what other important books are on your list?


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