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“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl (Book Summary)

Man’s Search for Meaning is a book by psychotherapist Viktor Frankl, who was a long-time prisoner in bestial concentration camps during the Second World War. The book details some of his personal experiences and how they led to his discovery of logotherapy. “A psychiatrist who personally has faced such extremity is a psychiatrist worth listening to,” […]

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“The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills” by Daniel Coyle (Book Summary)

Daniel Coyle is the author of The Talent Code, in which he explains how talent is made. The short story: talent is the result of practice + motivation + having a great coach. It’s not about innate traits; it’s all about (the right kind of!) practice, practice, practice. Coyle arrived at this conclusion after visiting nine so-called […]

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“The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown.” by Daniel Coyle (Book Summary)

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle takes a look at extraordinary performers and describes how they became so extraordinary in the first place. Over the course of 18 months, Coyle visited nine so-called talent hotbeds – places that produce Everest-size amounts of talent. When he investigated those hotbeds in detail, he found that they all shared […]

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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson (Book Summary)

Anders Ericsson is the world’s leading scientist on elite performance and deliberate practice. His research involves finding expert performers who can reliably do things that others can’t, and then figuring out how they’re able to do it. Peak is the result of more than three decades of research. The book is packed with fascinating studies, eye-opening facts, […]

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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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