El mayor experto mundial en rendimiento y desarrollo de habilidades, Anders Ericsson, nos ense a los secretos para conseguir ser el mejor en lo que nos propongamos.
Este libro es el gu a que nos mostrar el camino hasta la cumbre. Lo lejos que queramos llegar es una decisi n personal.
Por qu hay algunas personas que son incre blemente buenas en lo que hacen? En el deporte, la m sica, la ciencia o los negocios siempre ha habido figuras excepcionales. Tiene un aut ntico don , decimos asombrados. Pero existe realmente el talento innato?
Anders Ericsson ha descubierto ese don en atletas, m sicos, m dicos o ajedrecistas entre otros, pero tambi n asegura que en realidad todos nacemos con alg n don y que tenemos la capacidad de crear habilidades, mediante el entrenamiento y la pr ctica, gracias a la incre ble adaptabilidad del cerebro y del cuerpo humanos.
Quien siga al pie de la letra las lecciones de este libro, podr cambiar el mundo. - Joshua Foer, autor de Los desaf os de la memoria
La ciencia de la excelencia se divide en dos eras: el antes y el despu s de Ericsson. - Dan Coyle, autor de Las claves del talento
Un excelente destilado del valioso trabajo de toda una vida. - Stephen J. Dubner, coautor de Freakonomics y SuperFreakonomicsENGLISH DESCRIPTIONFor the first time in decades of groundbreaking research, the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule explains his techniques for developing mastery of any skill
We live in a world full of people with extraordinary abilities. Consider what Roger Federer can do with a tennis ball, or Connor McDavid with a puck. There are chess grandmasters who can play several dozen different games simultaneously--while blindfolded--and a seemingly unending supply of young musical prodigies who would have astonished aficionados a century ago. We are dramatically better at just about everything than we were just a generation ago.
We assume, though, that these peak performers are the lucky ones, the ones with a gift. That's only partly true. The fact is we are all lucky. We all have that gift. As Ericsson's whole career has shown, with the proper practice, we are all capable of extraordinary feats.
On the surface, the techniques that chess players use to develop their skills seem quite different from the methods soccer players use to perfect their games, which in turn seem quite different from how pianists improve their playing. But at a deeper level, they are all variations on a single fundamental approach to learning, what Ericsson, a world-renowned researcher, has named "deliberate practice": a simple, yet powerful system for enhancing learning.
This approach to expertise has the potential to revolutionize how we think about every sort of education and training. We are not limited by an endowment of natural talent. We create our own limits.
Whether you want to step up your game at work or on the weekend, or help your kid achieve athletic or academic goals, Ericsson's revolutionary methods will show you how to master almost anything.From the world's reigning expert on expertise comes a powerful new approach to mastering almost any skill.Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. Ericsson's findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained. So the idea of expertise still intimidates us -- we believe we need innate talent to excel, or think excelling seems prohibitively difficult. Peak belies both of these notions, proving that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us -- it's just a question of nurturing them by reducing expertise to a discrete series of attainable practices. Peak offers invaluable, often counterintuitive, advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself. Whether you want to stand out at work, or help your kid achieve academic goals, Ericsson's revolutionary methods will show you how to master nearly anything.