Posts Tagged ‘Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise’

The Eight Major Components of Flow

Here is a Wiki briefing on a concept that is the focus of Mihaly Csikszentmihályi‘s eponymous book, published in 1990. “In positive psychology, flow, also known as being ‘the zone,’ is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed … READ MORE

How to Unleash Your Unconscious Mind

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.” For example, these are their key points in Chapter 5, “Unleash Your Unconscious”:

o Your unconscious brain runs the show. Even when you make what seems to be a … READ MORE

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017).

Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance

Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions of … READ MORE

How to Manage Habits

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.”

In Chapter 4, Fabritius and Hagemann offer these key points:

o Our brains prefer the path of least resistance. In order to trailblazer a new neural pathway, the brain … READ MORE

Elite Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

elite-mindsElite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success
Stan Beecham
McGraw-Hill (September 2016)

If the mind is what the brain does, this is how and why it controls the body

In the title of this brief commentary, I make … READ MORE

Anders Ericsson on Deliberate Practice

EricssonThanks to research conducted by Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida State University, we now know that achieving peak performance depends on a combination of factors:

o Luck
o Natural Ability
o Temperament
o Commitment
o Expert Supervision

and most important of all, deliberate practice.

Here is a … READ MORE

The Myth of Meritocracy

Success & LuckIn The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, Michael J. Mauboussin rigorously examines a common mistake when making predictions: failing to recognize luck’s existence or miscalculating its influence, “and as a consequence we dwell too much on … READ MORE

Peak: A book review by Bob Morris

Peak (Ericsson)kPeak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
An Eamon Dolan Book/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (April 12016)

Why some people are amazingly good at what they do…and why so many others aren’t

In “The … READ MORE

The Genius of K. Anders Ericsson


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I have just read and will soon review a new book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, co-authored by K. Anders Ericsson and Robert … READ MORE

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