What I'm Reading: Peak by Anders,Pool, Robert Ericsson

The world's reigning expert on expertise -- K. Anders Ericsson, Ph.D. -- and world-renowned science and technology writer -- Robert Pool, Ph.D. -- team up to present a powerful new approach to mastering almost any skill.

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak, the first collaboration between Ericsson and Pool, condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill.