Agree or Disagree: It takes Ten Thousand Hour of doing something to be an expert


If you haven’t read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, then I would recommend that you do.

In the book Gladwell does a study of the reason for success. It really is fascinating.

One of the things he discusses, and you can listen to part of the idea in this interview with Anderson Cooper, is the 10,000 hour rule.

The concept is that it takes up to 10,000 hours of practice of anything, music, sports, newscasting to feel like you are to be considered an expert.

If you remember last week we discussed that there is no such thing as natural talent.While some of you disagreed, Gladwell would actually seem to agree.

He would say the more you practice something, the better you are. And that seems like it comes across as natural.

I’ll leave it to you to respond.

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