-By Dan dos Santos
What if the thing we call “talent” is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders Ericsson, who has been studying the science of expertise for decades.
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And for those who want to put this theory into practice, you may also be interested in their recent podcast about How to Be More Productive: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/how-to-be-more-productive/