About Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
How do you become an expert in something? Many people believe true expertise relies on innate talent, but in Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, authors Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool dispel that myth with compelling research. Instead, they postulate that the potential for excellence exists within most of us. We simply have to nurture and grow that expertise.
Why Cydcor Recommends This Book
Cydcor believes in a “work hard, play hard” culture, and this book perfectly demonstrates the stellar results possible if you put in the work. Ericsson and Pool discuss the “10,000 hour rule,” or the idea that anyone who puts in enough “deliberate practice” can become an expert on any given subject.
The 10,000 hour rule is not a new topic – it’s one that has been brought up by writer Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers. Ericsson and Pool’s book stresses that this kind of deliberate practice, especially if aided by an expert, can help people master simpler tasks and situations and ultimately gain a better understanding of the subject or craft as a whole.
Cydcor’s Favorite Part
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise not only encourages readers to put in the necessary hours to become masters of their field, but it also emphasizes the importance of setting stretch goals. Cydcor encourages its employees to constantly be learning, growing, and improving—and that makes having a vision for the future imperative.
On top of being chock-full of practical advice (with studies and evidence to support), the book is also well written and easy to digest, making it a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better learner.
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