In my business tech class, we're working on powerpoints with the top ten tips in your mind that make your presentation better, using tips from another powerpoint about Steve Jobs. I happened to come across this little fact... (copied and pasted straight from the .ppt)
Steve Jobs is not a natural. He works at it. Malcolm Gladwell writes in Outliers that people at the very top don’t work harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder. In fact, Gladwell quotes neuroscientists who believe that 10,000 hours of practice is required to become world class at a particular skill--whether it’s surgery, shooting baskets, or public speaking.
So, if this statistic is right, we should all become Tom Wallisches in our own state after 10000 hours of skiing, or that of any other skill. What are your thoughts on this? I honestly think it depends on the person who is doing it, and how much practice they will need will depend on the type of person who is trying to become world class.