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Peak by K. Anders Ericsson
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This book is a deep dive into expertise. Malcolm Gladwell didn't invent the 10,000 hour rule, but when he wrote about it in Outliers, a lot of people noticed. Much noise has been made about the accuracy of his conclusions. I don't think he was inaccurate as much as he was incomplete. He was definitely onto something. Those who achieve expert levels in various fields have put in a lot of practice to get there. But what kind of practice? That's where Ericsson and Pool come in. Achieving expert level is more about a lot of the right kind of practice, what they call deliberate practice. Years of research and studies have gone into this book. It is a little heavy at times with neuroscience and the limits of neuroscience, but I found that fascinating. Like Gladwell's, this book will challenge some basic assumptions of conventional wisdom. It was a great read.

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August 27, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read (Kindle Edition)
August 27, 2019 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)
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October 3, 2019 – Shelved
October 3, 2019 – Shelved as: self-improvement
October 3, 2019 – Finished Reading

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