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The Problems with Deliberate Practice

Have you ever tried putting deliberate practice to practice? If you have, it's likely that you'll have noticed just how difficult it is to apply deliberate practice principles to your career. Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying; here's why.

Book Summaries

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Peak

Peak is a 2016 book from K. Anders Ericsson, the leading authority on deliberate practice. It covers 30 years of research into the field, but ultimately fails as a practical guide to putting it to practice.

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Creative Selection

Ken Kocienda's book is about how Apple builds software in the time of Steve Jobs. Highly recommended, especially if you're a software engineer.

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Teaching Tech Together

Greg Wilson's Teaching Tech Together is ostensibly about teaching computer programming, but contains a wonderfully written section on how humans learn.

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The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg's 2012 book on habit introduces a bunch of valuable ideas from the academic literature of habit creation, but is ultimately not very useful to the practitioner.