Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool

A 2016 science book by psychologist and science writer Robert Pool. The book summarizes the findings of Ericsson’s 30-year research into the general nature and acquisition of expertise.

Intended for a lay audience, Peak is an expository book on deliberate practice, a term coined by Ericsson to refer to the specific learning method used by experts to achieve superior performance in their fields, and mental representations. The book was written partly as a response to the misrepresented but increasingly commonplace idea of the “10,000-hour rule”.