0721 | The Truth About The 10,000 Hour Rule with Anders Ericsson

0721 | The Truth About The 10,000 Hour Rule with Anders Ericsson

Anders Ericsson is the world’s foremost expert on expertise and the author of Peak: Secrets From The New Science of Expertise. He is a Conradi Eminent Scholar and professor or psychology at Florida State University. His work has been written about in great books like Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and bestsellers like Moonwalking with Einstein and How Children Succeed. In this interview, we discuss the truth about the 10,000 hour rule that’s based on his work AND how anyone can utilize deliberate practice to enhance their performance in all domains.

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In This episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule is oversimplified
  • Why innate talent is largely a myth
  • How anyone can become an expert or top performer with the right kind of practice

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David Burkus is an organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of five books on leadership and teamwork.

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