Nils Salzgeber

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The Myth of Natural Talent: Prodigies, Savants, and the Real Role Inborn Qualities Play in Elite Performance

Sam Snead was one of the greatest golf players of all time. His success was attributed to natural talent; people literally called him the best natural player ever. Snead himself didn’t agree. In an interview with Golf Digest, he said, “People always said I had a natural swing. They thought I wasn’t a hard worker. But […]

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The Road to Greatness: 3 Steps from Child to Best in the World

Greatness isn’t born. It’s made. It’s the story of practice, not talent. That’s what we concluded in our previous article, in which we looked at the differences between elite performers and the rest. Decades of research concluded it all came down to one thing: the amount of quality practice an individual had accumulated over their lifetime. The Greats […]

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Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-Hour Rule & What Really Separates the Best From the Rest

In 1993, Anders Ericsson arrived at the Music Academy of West Berlin to study violinists. His goal: Figure out why the best violinists are better than the rest. To this end, he asked the academy’s music professors to identify three sets of violin players.Best violinists – the most elite students who had the potential for careers as […]

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4 Ways Email is Killing Your Productivity & What You Can Do About it

Imagine a world without email. …You wake up every morning without an urge to compulsively check your inbox. …You commute to work without checking email. …You go to the toilet without checking email. …You work at the office without checking email. …You go to sleep without checking email. How much more productive would you be? How much more focused, relaxed, and […]

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“Ultralearning” by Scott Young – Book Summary

Ultralearning by Scott H. Young teaches you how to learn things quickly and effectively, so you can improve valuable skills, acquire new knowledge, and ultimately become a better version of yourself faster. The book starts off with fascinating examples of so-called ultralearners – people who achieved remarkable learning feats in short periods of time. It then […]

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