Monday, May 16, 2016

Bill Gates on Expertise: 10,000 Hours and a Lifetime of Fanaticism

Good clip from 5 years ago...

Bill Gates responds to Malcolm Gladwell's theory that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill. Apart from acknowledging luck, timing and an open mind, Gates suggests that a successful person survives many cycles of attrition to make it to 10,000 hours of experience. "You do have to be lucky enough, but also fanatical enough to keep going," explains Gates.

Link to video


Related books:

Outliers: The Story of Success

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Related previous post: Bill Gates quote from Charlie Rose interview (or, how the world's best companies are built by fanatics)