Based on 30 years of research, the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule provides his techniques for mastering any skill. Peak shows that there is no magic to those who have exceptional abilities. Intense, extended “deliberate practice” is the key to enhancing learning. Through storytelling from competitive sports to musical performances to business and science, Ericsson & Pool demonstrate how champions put their gifts to work through training and practice inspiring everyone to realize that they too can reach their true potential.