deliberate practice

25 02, 2019

What getting hit in the face by a volleyball taught me about creativity

By |2019-02-25T15:50:27+01:00February 25th, 2019|Creativity, Inspiration|0 Comments

I have an embarrassing story to tell you. Watch the video above to hear me tell it in all its horrible detail. A few months ago, I was at a beach in Sydney, and I saw some guys playing beach volleyball. I played volleyball for many years in London (in the amateur league), but hadn't touched [...]

27 05, 2016

The 10,000 hour rule is wrong, according to its original authors

By |2020-04-07T09:22:09+02:00May 27th, 2016|Creativity|4 Comments

One of the most commonly cited figures when it comes to improving yourself is the so-called 10,000 hour rule. According to Malcolm Gladwell who popularised the notion in his book Outliers: The Story of Success, people who were performing at an expert level, such as musicians or sportspeople, had practiced for approximately 10,000 hours up [...]