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Peak

Author : Anders Ericsson
ISBN : 9780544456259
Genre : Self-Help
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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.

The Cambridge Handbook Of Expertise And Expert Performance

Author : K. Anders Ericsson
ISBN : 1139456466
Genre : Psychology
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This book was the first handbook where the world's foremost 'experts on expertise' reviewed our scientific knowledge on expertise and expert performance and how experts may differ from non-experts in terms of their development, training, reasoning, knowledge, social support, and innate talent. Methods are described for the study of experts' knowledge and their performance of representative tasks from their domain of expertise. The development of expertise is also studied by retrospective interviews and the daily lives of experts are studied with diaries. In 15 major domains of expertise, the leading researchers summarize our knowledge on the structure and acquisition of expert skill and knowledge and discuss future prospects. General issues that cut across most domains are reviewed in chapters on various aspects of expertise such as general and practical intelligence, differences in brain activity, self-regulated learning, deliberate practice, aging, knowledge management, and creativity.

Smarter Faster Better

Author : Charles Duhigg
ISBN : 9780385680929
Genre : Psychology
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From the bestselling author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book exploring the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think--rather than what you think about--can transform your life. Productivity, recent studies suggest, isn't always about driving ourselves harder, working faster and pushing ourselves toward greater "efficiency." Rather, real productivity relies on managing how we think, identify goals, construct teams and make decisions. The most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently--they envision the world and their choices in profoundly different ways. This book explores eight concepts that are critical to increasing productivity. It takes you into the cockpit of two passenger jets (one crashes) to understand the importance of constructing mental models--telling yourself stories about yourself in order to subconsciously focus on what really matters. It introduces us to basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps, where the internal locus of control is exploited to increase self-motivation. It chronicles the outbreak of Israel's Yom Kippur War to examine cognitive closure--a dangerous trap that stems from our natural desire to feel productive and check every last thing off our to-do lists, causing us to miss obvious risks and bigger opportunities. It uses a high-achieving public school in Cincinnati to illuminate the concept of disfluency, which holds that we learn faster and more deeply when we make the data harder to absorb. It shows how the principles of lean manufacturing--in which decision-making power is pushed to the lowest levels of the hierarchy--allowed the FBI to produce a software system that had eluded them for years. It explores how Disney made Frozen into a record success by encouraging tension among animation teams--a version of what biologists refer to as the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, which posits that nature is most creative when crises occur. With the combination of relentless curiosity, deep reporting and rich storytelling that defined The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg takes readers from neurology laboratories to Google's brainstorming sessions and illustrates how we can all increase productivity in our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Make It Stick

Author : Peter C. Brown
ISBN : 9780674729018
Genre : Education
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Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.

Expert Performance In Sports

Author : Janet L. Starkes
ISBN : 0736041524
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63. 18 MB
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Think Like A Freak

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 9786023850075
Genre : Self-Help
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Berpikir seperti orang aneh adalah berpikir dengan sudut pandang yang lain, atau bisa juga dibilang berpikir layaknya anak-anak yang bebas merdeka, memikirkan kesenangan sendiri, dan tak mengenal rasa takut.Kita kerap kali memikirkan hal-hal yang besar saja dalam menyelesaikan masalah, sementara ada hal kecil yang bisa kita lakukan yang sering kali terlewatkan. Memang hal kecil yang kita lakukan itu tidaklah menyelesaikan keseluruhan masalah, tetapi setidaknya mengurangi keruwetan masalah tersebut. Buku ini menyenangkan sekali, penulis menceritakan kisah-kisah sepele tetapi sangat informatif dan menyenangkan dari berbagai topik, dari pemilihan sudut tendang saat pemain bola hendak melakukan tendangan penalti, bagaimana seseorang bisa makan sekian banyak hot dog dalam sepuluh menit, dokter dari Australia yang menemukan bahwa penyebab mag adalah bakteri, bagaimana cara seseorang mencari dana untuk membantu anak-anak yang berbibir sumbing di negara dunia ketiga, sampai bagaimana sebuah toko sepatu daring bisa menjadi perusahaan favorit padahal menggaji karyawannya dengan bayaran relatif kecil. Semua kisah itu begitu mengesankan sekaligus menginspirasi kita untuk berpikir dengan sudut pandang lain. Buku ini juga mengajarkan manfaat berhenti. Kita dibesarkan dengan pepatah, maju terus pantang mundur. Seakan-akan jika kita memilih mundur atau berhenti hina atau aib sekali. Padahal untuk hal-hal tertentu, bisa jadi memilih mundur atau berhenti adalah pilihan yang lebih baik dan lebih memungkinkan. [Mizan, Noura Books, Referensi, Motivasi, Inspirasi, Terjemahan, Indonesia]

Rethinking Positive Thinking

Author : Gabriele Oettingen
ISBN : 9780698139824
Genre : Psychology
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“The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it’s making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish: the obstacles that stand in our way.” So often in our day-to-day lives we’re inundated with advice to “think positively.” From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity, and focus on your dreams. And whether we’re trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, snag a promotion at work, or run a marathon, we’re told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true. Gabriele Oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realizing our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfillment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers. While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. In fact, the pleasure we gain from positive fantasies allows us to fulfill our wishes virtually, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting challenges and achieving goals in real life. Based on her groundbreaking research and large-scale scientific studies, Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, calledmental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action. In Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change— becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships, and performing better at work. She introduces readers to the key phases of mental contrasting using a proven four-step process called WOOP—Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan—and offers advice and exercises on how to best apply this method to daily life. Through mental contrasting, people in Oettingen’s studies have become significantly more motivated to quit smoking, lose weight, get better grades, sustain fulfilling relationships, and negotiate more effectively in business situations. Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead.

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