I have written a lot about the 10,000 hour rule. As I have said before, I take a middle ground. It is wrong to assert, as Malcolm Galdwell has, that there is no such thing as talent and the difference between experts and novices is simply total amount of practice. On the other hand, I think the research on deliberate practice has yielded interesting insights that might help us all improve performance.
There there’s this:
Hat tip to BoingBoing.