Brad Stulberg Author of Peak Performance
Laurel Book Store welcomes Brad Stulberg to share from his book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success and lead a discussion on achieving that peak performance.
Mastering the art and science of performance requires breaking down walls that separate traditionally disparate domains. It is through these often overlooked connections that powerful performance insights and untapped possibilities emerge. Peak Performance uncovers what artists can learn from athletes, what intellectuals can learn from artists, and what athletes can learn from intellectuals.
Peak Performance shows you how strengthening your ability to solve complex cognitive problems is similar to strengthening your ability to lift weights – that the world’s best thinkers and the world’s best power lifters follow the same process to elicit growth. It investigates the influence of routine and environment, and explains how and why the pre-game warmups of all-star athletes, artists, and public speakers are so alike and so effective. It even discusses fashion, and through science, explains why the geniuses of yesterday, like Albert Einstein, and the geniuses of today, like Mark Zuckerberg, don’t care much about it. Peak Performance explores why after they achieve breakthroughs – be it painting a masterpiece, penning an award-winning novel, or setting a world record in sport – so many great performers often thank and attribute their success to forces beyond themselves: be it their family, their religion, or some other transcendent power.
By merging cutting-edge science with captivating real-life stories, Peak Performance reveals the key practices that drive great performance and teaches you how you can apply them in your own life.
Brad Stulberg writes about health and the science of human performance. He is a columnist with Outside Magazine and New York Magazine, and has also written for Forbes, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Runner’s World, and The Huffington Post. Brad is known for his ability to merge the latest science with compelling personal stories, offering readers practical insights that they can apply in their own lives.
Previously, Brad worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, where he counseled some of the world’s top executives on a broad range of issues. He is an avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast and lives in Northern California with his wife, Caitlin, and their two cats.