Erik Lidström is the author of the 2015 book Education Unchained: What it takes to restore schools and learning," recommended by Choice magazine. Erik holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in physics from Uppsala University as well as an MBA from the Open University. After research at the ESRF in Grenoble, he moved to the software industry in 2000. He has worked in Britain, France, Sweden, and Morocco, lately with an interest primarily in complex development processes and organizational issues.