Myth that 10,000 hours of practice can turn anyone into expert has been debunked

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Will 10,000 hours of practice make you an expert?

Can you become an expert at anything with 10,000 hours of practice? The widely touted theory, highlighted in a 1993 psychology paper and popularized by Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, says that anyone can master a skill with 10,000 hours of practice. There’s even a Macklemore song about it, so that makes it real.

 

 

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Surprises are the new normal, resilience is the real skill

Resilience is the ability to recover from fumbles or outright mistakes and bounce back.

How someone handles is losing is the difference between a winner and a loser. That’s a key finding between great companies and effective leaders: no one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and bounce back.

 

 

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EZ Shot: The Fully-Automatic Basketball Return Machine

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Featured at the Colorado Inventor Showcase
Net proceeds from EZ Shot goes to help purchase food and toiletries for the FISH Food Bank in Broomfield

EZ Shot is a fully-automatic basketball return machine.  EZ Shot’s patented technology is well suited for training, recreation and entertainment. EZ Shot’s on-board computer contains a variety of pre-programmed individual and team drill patterns, designed for all ages and skill levels.  EZ Shot is the life of any party, school or corporate event. Whether you use it to train, entertain, amaze or fundraise, EZ Shot draws and holds everyone’s attention. (Video)

 

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Nine-Spined Strickleback: A Small Fish That Has The Ability To Learn

Nine-Spined Strickleback: A Small Fish That Has The Ability To Learn

A nine-spined stickleback fish

A small fish found in streams across Europe has a human-like ability to learn, British scientists reported Wednesday.

The nine-spined stickleback could be the first animal to exhibit a key human social learning strategy that allows it to compare the behavior of others to its own experience and make choices that lead it to better food supplies.

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Perspectives On “Next Generation Learning” At Night With A Futurist

Perspectives On Next Generation Learning At Night With A Futurist

 

Monday’s Night with a Futurist offered perspectives on “Next Generation Learning” provided by Michael Cushman. To Cushman, the opportunity for improved learning and training derives from the historically static nature of education combined with the potential offered by the increased pace of technology development. While “our founding fathers were born with the same technology they died with,” current generations are faced with an environment that changes much more rapidly. Advances in the fields of wireless communications and virtual simulation promise a Copernican revolution in education methodology, which Cushman currently identifies as the key constraint in solving the world’s largest problems.

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