Daily Archives: February 5, 2012

10,000 Hours For Expertise, Maybe, But Not Artistry

Everyone has gone on and on about the “10,000 Hour Rule” from Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers.

Gladwell was inspired to write that portion of his book based on original research that by itself is an entire book called Talent is Overrated. Which is summarized in this CNN-Money article.

Everyone is under the mistaken impression that if they only apply themselves for ten thousand hours, they will achieve mastery or their goal.

People forget something else Gladwell wrote that thoroughly shoots down that facile, misleading, and dangerous notion.

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What Print Books Are Reduced To Now

All photos taken today Sunday, February 5, 2012. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

This might be the last bookstore in Hoboken. An independent on the Washington Street main strip. And this is what was in its main window this morning:

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eBook Readers At New Jersey Target

All photos taken today Sunday, February 5, 2012. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

My walkabout this morning had me in the Newport area of Jersey City, so I decided to stop in the Target there to see which eBook readers they were carrying.

Is something up with Kobo and Target, or is Kobo just getting screwed by them? Look at the sign below:

Kobo is listed second from left, but there is no Kobo eReader on display!

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Freedom Tower: February 5, 2012

All photos taken today Sunday, February 5, 2012. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

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