Back after a break the first episode in 2017! This week on The Podcast we discuss the book Peak by Anders Ericsson Audible Amazon which has been one of the most important books for me over the last year and will influence the way I set goals for this year. It’s all about deliberate practice and developing my skills for the future. Here’s why:
Listen to this week’s episode:
Time: ~ 38 minutes
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Show notes for this episode:
- Forget about talent. Skills develop through practice.
- … a lot of practice (thousands of hours for expertise in most fields)
- Focus on one small sub-skill at a time, not all of it
- Create a tight feedback loop and iterate on those sub-skills
- Stay just beyond your current limit of ability
- Build mental models!
- Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (audible)
- Radek’s notes of Peak
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love (audible)
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (audible)
- Outliers: The Story of Success (audible)