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This post was inspired by a fascinating story I read in The Skinny On Success: Why Not You? by Jim Randel. The author relates a story in Geoff Covin’s book, Talent is Overrated .
László Polgár (born 1946 in Gyöngyös ), is a Hungarian chess teacher and father of the famous "Polgár sisters": Zsuzsa , Zsófia , and Judit . He authored well-known chess books such as Chess: 5333+1 Problems, Combinations, and Games and Reform Chess , a survey of chess variants . László is an expert on chess theory and owns over 10,000 chess books. He is interested in the proper method of rearing children, believing that "geniuses are made, not born". Before he had any children, he wrote a book entitled Bring Up Genius!
Klara & Laszlo Polgar My parents are not strong chess players, although they may deserve an honorary grandmaster title for bringing up three champions. Both Mom, Klara and Dad, Laszlo are great teachers. Without their love, devotion and hard work we wouldn't have such success. In fact, my Dad had an educational vision long before we were born and strongly believes that geniuses are made, not born.
Here's a lie you've probably heard recently: Being great at something takes 10,000 hours of practice. This was recently popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers , and first proposed in the early 1990s by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, a psychology professor at Florida State University, and his colleagues.
Expert Level - The 10,000 Hour Rule by Victor Antonio, Sales Influence I n one study conducted by Psychologist K. Anders Ericcson done at the Academy of Music in Berlin three groups of violinists were studied. The first group had stars pupils, the second had good students and the third had students who would probably never play professionally.
What are the causes of success?
K. Anders Ericsson Ericsson has spent 25 years interviewing and analyzing high-flying professionals. He's the coeditor of the recent 918-page book Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2006), in which he says elite performers aren't genetically superior.
Dr. K. Anders Ericsson is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading theoretical and experimental researchers on expertise . [ 1 ] He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance , a volume released in 2006 ( Ericsson et al. 2006 ). Dr.