The Talent Code
is a good book, but the message it preaches is quite simple: to become great at something, some ways seem to be better than others. Whether you're a violinist, a soccer player, or a tennis player, you can practice things in a way that makes you improve faster than mindlessly playing songs, kicking balls, or turning on the automatic ball server.
Take for example the story of a violinist that stood out to me. Upon learning a new piece, this violinist would play the notes