Micro-expertise

2 Dec

There has been a lot of attention to the idea of developing expertise. We would like to know what are the most effective techniques for becoming an expert in any domain. Perhaps, we should take a more atomic view and study expertise in very small domains, such as this:

Niall Brady writes “It took me just under a year to get a spoon into a mug while filming it all on snapchat. One attempt a day. This is a compilation of the clips I remembered to save.”

3 Responses to “Micro-expertise”

  1. Kathy H December 2, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    I would hardly call this kid an expert. It was more like he got lucky one day. But there is a very interesting Freakonomics podcast on expertise called “How to Become Great at Just about Anything” that you might find interesting.

  2. Enrique Guerra-Pujol December 4, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    The sad look on the kid’s face when he misses one of his spoon shots is priceless …

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