K. ANDERS ERICSSON is the Conradi Eminent Scholar of Psychology at
Florida State University and has been the driving force behind the
development of the field of expert performance. He is recognized as
the world's foremost authority on deliberate practice and is an
expert in the field of professional development. He has been
interviewed for dozens of print articles about his research, has
spoken on air with a number of radio interviewers, and has made
several television appearances, including on NBC's "Dateline" and
on The Golf Channel.
ROBERT POOL writes about science and technology for a general audience. He has contributed to many of the world's leading science publications, including "Science, Nature, Discover, New Scientist," and "Technology Review," and over the past decade he has worked extensively with the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. He is the author of several books, including "Eve's Rib: Searching for the Biological Roots of Sex Differences" and "Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology," which has been in print for nearly fifteen years.