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goobster  ·  893 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10,000 hours and sloppy, shitty "journalism"

I think the key problem with Gladwell is that people attribute more science to him that he does. He muses about things, posits interesting ideas, finds some data to support them... and then leaves you to draw conclusions, do more research, or whatever.

No, his 10,000 hours is just a ballpark figure he came up with when he was looking into "leaders" in different fields: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book)