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Tom Brady and the Relationship Between Peak Performance and Age

This past weekend, in the NFL playoffs, one game featured quarterbacks aged 37 and 43. The other game featured quarterbacks aged 24 and 25. Quite a stark difference, huh? In this episode of the Growth Equation podcast, Brad and Steve dive into the relationship between peak performance and age. They draw upon the latest research and their own coaching experience to introduce a simple framework for thinking about aging and peak performance: two curves that eventually meet—one for raw talent and quickness; the other for wisdom and experience. They discuss how these curves are unique for different pursuits and different people, and they offer advice on planning and executing a career or craft over time. This conversation is a good one; it combines conceptual nerding out with practical tips.

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