Tuesday, April 19, 2016

book: Peak (Science of Expertise)

book 'Peak' by Anders Ericsson, review by Brian Johnson
Anders Ericsson  K. Anders Ericsson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peak by Anders Ericsson - YouTube
  • Gift: Adaptibility: everybody has that gift
  • Practice
    • Naive practice
      • keep doing same thing: useless
    • Purposeful practice
      1. Goal
      2. Focus
      3. Feedback
      4. Stretch out of comfort zone, "homeostasis", tendency to seek stability
        then body/brain overcompensates, and that is how you adapt and improve!
    • Deliberate practice
      • usually only in already established fields (chess, music, sports)
        where it is clear what is experts performance and steps how to get there
        (teacher and methodology)
  • Mental representations are changing
    as a result of purposeful/deliberate practice
    Repeating important ideas deepens knowledge/expertise
  • 10000 h rule: is not a rule; number depends on domain;
    the rule is "a lot" of deliberate practice to achieve excellent performance
  • Homo Exercens (= "practicing/improving person"
    vs. Homo Sapiens = "knowing/wise person")
    Humans differentiate from other beings is that we can continuously improve ourselves
The key for getting better and aspiring to be at the "peak performance"
is knowing that you can get better. 

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise: Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool: 9780544456235: Amazon.com: Books

The Making of an Expert @ HBR by K. Anders Ericsson et al.

"How can you tell when you’re dealing with a genuine expert? 
  •  First, it must lead to performance that is consistently superior to that of the expert’s peers. 
  • Second, real expertise produces concrete results. 
  • Finally, true expertise can be replicated and measured in the lab.
    ('If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.')"

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WinDocks is a port of the Docker engine to Windows and is different from the recently announced Docker on Windows. The official Docker client can be used with WinDocks, which supports a subset of Docker commands. This includes build, create, commit, exec, ps, start and stop.

WinDocks utilizes an open source container project built by Uhuru software as well as their own port of the Docker engine."