The 10,000 hour rule

22 Dec

A recent book by Malcolm Gladwell entitled Outliers has one fine idea that has been around for some time and most of the reviewers missed.  The 10,000-Hour Rule states that to be really excellent at any endeavor you need to spend 10,000 hours practicing to develop true competence.  10,000 hours is about “five person years” devoted to learning and refining.  Consider how long it takes to acquire 10,000 hours of practicing management.  Observation: successful people spend the time  – and work smart.  There is a very good discussion of this in wikipedia.

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