I highly recommend the book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Success by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.
This book is one of the most well-researched, evidence-backed books on what it takes to become a master of a craft that exists. It’s a must-read before any other books on the topic, including Mastery by Robert Greene. I did come into the book with some skepticism on some of the assertions made, like the utility (or lack thereof) of passion or talent (genetics) despite the points made in the book, and Anders elaborates these topics in our interview.
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