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Ep. 437: Anders Ericsson Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Anders Ericsson
Anders Ericsson

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My guest today is Anders Ericsson, a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who was internationally recognized as a researcher in the psychological nature of expertise and human performance. Ericsson studied expert performance in domains such as medicine, music, chess, and sports, focusing exclusively on extended deliberate practice (e.g., high concentration practice beyond one’s comfort zone) as a means of how expert performers acquire their superior performance.

The topic is his book Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Discipline and practice
  • Solo and group practice
  • Flow state
  • Social Motivation
  • The late birthday rule
  • 10,000 hours of practice
  • Nature vs. nurture
  • Brain plasticity

“To optimize the benefits of deliberate practice you have to be in control of your own training.” Anders Ericsson

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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson

He will soon be on my podcast, but consider a great excerpt from Anders Ericsson:

…this is exactly how chess players improve most effectively…by studying the games of grandmasters, trying to reproduce them move by move, and, when they choose a move that is different from what the grandmaster chose, studying the position again to see what they missed. [Ben] Franklin [known chess fan) could not apply the same technique to chess because he had no easy access to the games of masters. Almost all of them were in Europe, and at the time there were no books with their collected games for him to study. If he had had some way to study the masters’ games, he might well have become one of the best chess players of his generation (Source: Peak).

Great thought. Exactly why I put pro trend following performance in my books. His wisdom is also the background foundation of turtle trend following success.

Peak by Anders Ericsson
Peak by Anders Ericsson

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