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Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steve Magness, Brad Stulberg

Narrated By: Christopher Lane

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: June 2017

Duration: 6 hours 35 minutes


Winner of the 2018 Audie Award for Best Business/Personal Development Audiobook
'A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout' ― Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take
'An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves.' ― Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution
'I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives.' ― David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene
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 writer 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 learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose.
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.


  • Marissa M

    This is one of the best books I’ve listened to, the narrator is great and the end of the books gives a quick recap of all chapters!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Waleed M

    Great book!! very practical and to the point.

  • Angela M

    Fantastic Book. It will allow you to step back and reflect on how you can improve as an individual. It is also a great reminder to leave complacency behind, assess where you are and what the next move is. Also included are great references to other subject matter experts, allowing you to explore beyond this text and learn more about this subject. The narrator is also spot on.

  • Stéphane M

    To everyone who wish to enhance his souls neighborhood, get this book and listen with care!

  • Stanislaw M

    Best book ever. Everyone should read it!

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Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, Steve Magness, Brad Stulberg