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djtriptych · 2012-02-07 · Original thread
You really have no choice but to be somewhat autodidactic if you develop on the web, but I like to make that point that Tiger Woods has a coach. Michael Jordan had a coach. Coaching is important, because learning happens best with constant feedback.

Just read Moonwalking With Einstein, which touches on this.

Seems like this guy Dr. Ericsson in Florida is the go-to expert on mastery in general.

As working programmers I do think it's easily in our interest to spend time learning how to acquire new skills as well as we can.

Moonwalking With Einstein: http://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Rememberi...

Dr. Ericsson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Anders_Ericsson

schnaars · 2011-12-27 · Original thread
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sayemm · 2011-09-28 · Original thread
Cool article, this reminds me of how the memory championships mentioned in Joshua Foer's book "Moonwalking With Einstein" (http://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Rememberi...) all workout and watch their personal fitness in order to optimize their mental performance. Gary Kasparov used to also exercise a lot too prior to chess competitions.
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swanson · 2011-05-14 · Original thread
Moonwalking with Einstein (the book by the article's author) is a really interesting read. I recommend anyone who liked the article to check it out.

There are some interesting ideas related to Joshua's 'deliberate practice' that can be applied to software engineering as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Rememberi...

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