Practice makes . . . better

“Why do some people achieve outsize success? Given the competitive nature of the modern world, it’s a question many have spent time thinking about. The usual answer is that success results from some combination of talent, luck, and hard work. Tales of prodigies and “naturals,” born ready to conquer the world, tend to minimize the importance of hard work, but the whole formula may need a rethink. That’s the message of Peak, a new book by Florida State University psychology professor Anders Ericsson and science writer Robert Pool. Ericsson has spent decades studying the concept of “deliberate practice,” the sort of hard, unglamorous focus on improvement that gets results. This highly readable book distills Ericsson’s work for a general audience, while raising thought-provoking questions about what talent really is.” Read the full review . . .

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One Response to Practice makes . . . better

  1. Carter Eggers says:

    Fantastic David. Thank you. Carter

    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Dr. Pierces Bassoon Studio wrote:

    > Dr. Pierce posted: “”Why do some people achieve outsize success? Given the > competitive nature of the modern world, it’s a question many have spent > time thinking about. The usual answer is that success results from some > combination of talent, luck, and hard work. Tales of pro” >

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