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Here's a letter by K. Anders Ericsson who produced the study of musicians about which Gladwell popularised the concept of 10,000 hours.

It's not entirely complementary about either Eric Jaffe who reiterated the misunderstanding of the 'rule', nor Gladwell who popularised it.

This is another thoughtful examination of the 'rule'.

thenewgreen  ·  3790 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks for the link, it was a good read. I've not read Gladwell's book but if the worse thing to come of this 10k hour rule is that people become focused and more disciplined in a pursuit that they are passionate about, then so be it.