Friday Filosophy #2016-13

Malcolm Gladwell brings to us the 10,000 Rule based on a study by Anders Ericsson in his book “Outliers.” Gladwell explains that reaching the 10,000-Hour Rule, which he considers the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years. This is the preparation required to become an expert. With Friday Filosophy #2016-13 let’s explore expertise.

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.

Werner Heisenberg


Incestuous, homogeneous fiefdoms of self-proclaimed expertise are always rank-closing and mutually self-defending above all else.

Glenn Greenwald


Skills are common. Talent is rare.

Colin Clark


A fine single malt whisky, of course, is purely medicinal – it cures all manner of ailments one may care to imagine.

Alex Morritt


Everybody else specializes. Daddy knows everything, and he puts the pieces together.

Robert A. Heinlein


If you wish to break with tradition, learn your craft well, and embrace adversity.

Soke Behzad Ahmadi


Many of our young people spend four years getting very expensive college degrees. But our Universities fail them and the nation if they continue to graduate students with expertise in biochemistry, mathematics or history without teaching them to think about what problems are important and why.

Heather Wilson


The time is now.