A masterclass in how all of us can achieve extraordinary things from the man whose research inspired Malcolm Gladwell’s famous 10,000 hours rule.
In this masterclass, Professor Anders Ericsson will distil three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you, and that you don’t have to be a genius to achieve extraordinary things.
Professor Anders Ericsson is the world’s reigning expert on expertise. He has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. His research into what makes ordinary people achieve the extraordinary was the inspiration for the 10,000-hours rule – the popular theory that 10,000 hours of any type of practice will allow an individual to excel in any field.
Praise for Anders Ericsson:
‘Most “important” books aren’t much fun to read. Most fun books aren’t very important. But with Peak, Anders Ericsson (with great work from Robert Pool) has hit the daily double. After all, who among us doesn’t want to learn how to get better at life? A remarkable distillation of a remarkable lifetime of work‘ – Stephen J. Dubner, bestselling author of Freakonomics
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/