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01 July 2014 @ 07:04 am
Beautiful theory killed by ugly fact  
Practice does not overcome innate differences in ability.

Thanx to andrewducker
Young Geoffreyed_rex on July 2nd, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
I really need to start paying closer attention
Funny thing is, Hambrick's thesis is more or less what I presumed the 10,000 hours meme meant in the first place: that is, that practice is necessary for greatness, but not sufficient. (Remind me to keep not reading Malcolm Gladwell, though.)
Johnjohnpalmer on July 4th, 2014 04:05 am (UTC)
Re: I really need to start paying closer attention
It's also what I'd assumed it would be - I couldn't imagine anyone saying that J. Random Chessplayer would become a grandmaster by investing 10,000 hours. At least you first must assume better than average chess potential.