It Isn’t 10,000 Hours That Makes You an Expert

Anders Ericcson was a cognitive psychologist who created the concept that became the basis for Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers,” and the notion of “The 10,000 Hour Rule.” The idea is that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in anything.

What is missing from what Gladwell popularized is that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert. Ericcson believed…

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