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I read quite a few this year and the best one is really hard to define. But my favorite and the one that had the biggest immediate impact is definitely Bounce by Matthrew Syed http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7845157-bounce

Syed was the top Pingpong player in England, and goes in detail about his trainings and what he thinks are the reasons for his success: lots of circumstantial luck, and thousands of hours of deliberate practice with immediate feedback. Even though it's too late for me to become a national player, the book forced me to refocus my thoughts on the everyday activities that are important to me, and find a way to practice and improve up on them.

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