Testing Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Theory

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Michael Kruse of the St. Petersburg Times has an article on Dan McLaughlin, who quit his job on his 30th birthday to become a pro golfer:

What he really wanted to do was test the 10,000-hour theory he read about in the Malcolm Gladwell bestseller Outliers. That, Gladwell wrote, is the amount of time it takes to get really good at anything — “the magic number of greatness.”

I haven’t read Outliers, but it’s a pretty well known book. The entire article is fascinating though. To see the progress he has made about a year in and the strategy that his teachers are using to train him.

(via Shawn Blanc