Peak Performance

Genre: Self Help

Peak PerformanceElevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best. The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which readers will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity. In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches readers on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever 'your game' may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

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Run time: 7 hours
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Brad Stulberg

BRAD STULBERG writes for <i>Outside</i> magazine, <i>New York</i> magazine, <i>Forbes</i>, NPR, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, <i>Runner's World</i>, and the <i>Huffington Post</i>. Previously, Brad worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Caitlin.
Steve Magness

STEVE MAGNESS is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world. He has been a featured expert in <i>Runner's World</i>, the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>New Yorker</i>, BBC, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and <i>ESPN The Magazine</i>. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Christopher Lane

Christopher Lane has narrated more than 200 audiobooks, including Earphones and Audie Award winners. He has taught acting at Boston College and has appeared extensively onstage, receiving the Helen Hayes Award for his performance in Equus. He lives in New England.

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