-10,000 Hours theory-• According to the 10,000 hours theory becoming a master at any skill takes at least 10,000 hours. After 10,000 hours of practice is when you will finally be considered a master at your preferred skill. Whether it’s computer programming or something completely different like playing an instrument.
Magic Number• Gladwell suggests that 10 years is the approximate time it takes to get to 10,000 hours of practice. He says greatness requires an enormous amount of time and 10,000 hours is the magic number for greatness. – Many people have gotten their 10,000 hours before hitting greatness. Such as Bill Gates, Bill Joy, the Beatles and many more.
Bill Gates• Bill Gates, also known as the founder of Microsoft, is one of many who did get 10,000 hours before his career took off. One reason for this is because he had unlimited access to computer time at Seattle’s famous Lakeside school. He spent countless hours studying.
Bill Joy• Bill Joy, also known as the founder of Java and Son Microsystems. Is also introduced in this chapter. He got 10,000 hours of practice in computer programming, due to his unlimited computer access at the University of Michigan.
The Beatles• The Beatles got 10,000 hours of practice to. They played for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week in Hamburg Germany. By the time they were on their climb to greatness, which happened to be in England, they already had played for 10,000 hours.
• The 10,000 hours theory makes you realize that you aren’t just born with talent. The saying practice makes perfect seems to be exactly what Malcolm was thinking. – Even though 10,000 hours seems to be quite a bit if your skill is something you truly enjoy, you won’t even realize how long you’ve been practicing for. You could get to 10,000 hours before 10 years or it could take you even longer than 10 years but if your skill is worth it and you really want to be a master you’ll start as soon as you can.