Wednesday Jul 30
How to Hire (Not So Simply) the Best
I have always been fascinated by what we can learn from looking at what I call "edge cases" - what Malcolm Gladwell called "Outliers" in his book.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Dennis Richardson has put in the time, but will it pay off?: Guest opinion
In "Outliers: The Story of Success," author-philosopher Malcolm Gladwell draws attention to K. Anders Ericsson's study that excellence is achieved only after 10,000 hours of practice.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Genesee Country Express
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Marching to a different drummer
Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Practice might be a myth, research finds
"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good."
Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule is Proven Bunk
Ah, poor Malcolm Gladwell. Apparently research has caught up to one of his proclamations that people needed about 10,000 hours of practice to become an amazing expert in that field.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour 'Outliers' rule debunked, Rice researcher says
Counterpoint A study conducted by several different universities, including Houston's own Rice University, claims only 20 to 25 percent of a person's ability comes from practice.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Is Malcolm Gladwell wrong? Scientists debate the "10,000-hour rule"
A new study, published in the journal Psychological Science, is fueling the practice-versus-talent debate.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Sagging pants and family responsibility
When it comes to a lifetime of success by the individual, we've been trying to ascertain the ingredients of that success ever since homo sapiens roamed the earth.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Dick Cavett, Malcolm Gladwell and Dave Hill discuss Amazon-Hachette controversy in new video
You may know Dave Hill from his stand up, his band , or his book, or from sometimes shirtless concert reviews on this website.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule
The 10,000 Hour Rule - closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell - may not be much of a rule at all.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Medical News Today
It takes more than practice to become an expert
Deliberate practice may not have nearly as much influence in building expertise as we thought, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Deliberate practice, mastery, and performance
Since the publication of their now-classic study of deliberate practice in a Berlin conservatory, Ericsson, Krampe, and Tesch-RA mer's 1993 article has been the subject of a lot of discussion.
Silicon Alley Insider
New Study Destroys Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule
When psychologists talk about deliberate practice , they mean practicing in a way that pushes your skill set as much as possible.