, who wrote and (see Notes + Interview), says this about Anders: “The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking research, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”
<— That sums it up quite well.
We’ve covered a bunch of books that touch on Anders’s concept of deliberate practice in pursuit of greatness. (Check out our growing collection . It’s funny b/c I tagged them “10000 hours” but, as you’ll see in this Note, Anders challenges the “rule” that Malcolm Gladwell popularized. :)
I got this book the day it came out and read it the following day. I’m typing this at 6:14 am the following morning. I was GIDDY to read it and see what the master has to say about how to become a master. I wasn’t disappointed. The book is fantastic. If you’re serious about attaining truly world-class performance or helping others do so, or just interested in how to dial in your life a bit/a lot more, I think you’ll really enjoy it. (Get the book .)
As you’d expect, it’s packed with Big Ideas. We’re only going to scratch the surface of the stories and research and practices in the book but I’m excited to share a few of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
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