Archive for November 17th, 2008

Practice, Practice, Practice . . .

November 17, 2008

This just in from the Guardian newspaper  . . . very interesting indeed.

“In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice-skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals, this number comes up again and again. Ten thousand hours is equivalent to roughly three hours a day, or 20 hours a week, of practice over 10 years… No one has yet found a case in which true world-class expertise was accomplished in less time. It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.” The Guardian (UK) 11/16/08.

For the entire article, click here.