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Author: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781536675054
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Christopher Lane’s first few sentences sound so powerful that it takes a moment to shift one’s attention to this audiobook’s rich message. But once listeners start connecting with that message, they’ll find his relaxed pace and total comfort with his craft perfect for the authors’ advice…The audio is a perfect blend of an exceptional performance, fluid writing, and well-organized expertise. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves.”

    Arianna Huffington, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives.”

    David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout.”

    Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A must-read for anyone hoping to grow and achieve success in any area of their life. Relatable and readable, it identifies the skills and disciplines successful people have in common and teaches us what we can do to achieve the success that we want.”

    Kara Goucher, two-time Olympic marathoner

  • A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Business/Personal Development Narration
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Brad Stulberg writes for Outside, Runner’s World, and NPR and has a column in the Huffington Post. He works for Kaiser Permanente, developing programs to help people maximize their health.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He has been awarded the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration several times and has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.