Monday, January 19, 2009

Ten years? Ten thousand hours of practising?

I'm just posting the links to a couple of interesting posts which I read in December 2008, written by the ethnographer Alexandre Enkerli at his Disparate blog ("A bilingual blog on disparate subjects. Un blogue disparate bilingue.").

part 1
part 2

It is a critical discussion of the widespread idea that it takes ten years or ten thousand hours to become an expert on anything, for example, to become a musician/composer like Mozart.

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