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Gladwell on chess and the ’10,000 hours rule’
Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:51
Malcolm Gladwell, the author of the best-selling book Outliers, has written a piece on the website of The New Yorker dealing with some of the criticism he’s received over his popularization of the so-called ’10,000 hours’ rule that he describes in above-mentioned book. This rule, which postulates that “the key to success in any field is, to a...
A Perfect Harmony
Monday, May 13, 2013 13:46
Recently I saw the movie A Late Quartet, directed by Yaron Zilberman, about four professional musicians in a famous string quartet struggling with rivalry, love and old age. Playing a little bit of classical piano myself, I found it interesting to see a Hollywood movie taking the subject of classical music itself seriously. It also reminded me of...