Tag: Anders Ericsson

Cherry Trees Are Blooming: Anyone Notice?

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People want to be successful, which is usually a combination of being effective (doing the right thing) and efficient (doing things well), putting folks down a path to achieving favorable results. Sometimes – as counterintuitive as it seems – that means doing less, not more. Optimal performance (think weight training, writing a dissertation, running a […]

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Talent Wars: The “A” Player Hoax

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We love easy solutions: take a pill and lose weight; go to the right schools and become a zillionaire; hire the right “A” player new talent while clearing out the “C” deadwood and make your business a great success. But life (mostly) is not that way. As Ronald Reagan said, “It’s simple, but not simplistic.” […]

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You Did What? (And How To Get More Common Sense)

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Thomas Edison noted “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work, second, stick-to-itiveness, and third, common sense.” Carol Dweck, Anders Ericsson, and Angela Duckworth have the first two qualities well-covered, I’ll take a crack at the third. “Common sense,”  it’s been said (C. E. Stowe) “is the knack of seeing things as […]

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Will Basketball Great Michael Jordan Fail – Again?

The news out of North Carolina is that Michael Jordan will become owner of the (U.S ) National Basketball Association Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan at his prime was arguably the best basketball player – ever – in the world. But will he succeed as an owner? History is littered – and deluged is probably a better […]

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[Jerry Rice] The (Simple) Secret to Your Success

There is a secret to your success. It’s on page 9 of the Sunday, February 9, 2010 print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle’s article about American professional football player Jerry Rice. It’s the same secret that Malcolm Gladwell covered in Outliers, when he reported on the work of K. Anders Ericsson. It’s the same […]

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[Lunch with Harry] Predicting Success

The holy grail of management development programs is being able to assess skills, and predict who will – and who won’t – succeed. The hits and misses of what it takes line the walls: IQ and schools attended have become big misses, perseverance in trying and “grit” have become big hits. While work by researchers […]

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