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Journalist Joshua Foer became interested in skill acquisition when he decided to train for the US Memory Championship, which he won. Through his research, he discovered that experts in various fields all use similar training methods to excel. Foer adroitly explains how you can apply these techniques to hone just about any skill. You may think you’ve peaked, but getAbstract believes Foer’s presentation will convince you that you can go higher.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to master skills in which you already enjoy a level of proficiency,
  • How high achievers excel and
  • What methods you can use to improve.

About the Speaker

Journalist Joshua Foer wrote Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.



Many jobs entail spending hours every day typing on a computer keyboard. Yet despite long hours of practice, most people’s typing speed and accuracy rarely improve. Once you become proficient at a skill, your learning curve levels off. Behavioral ...

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