The 10,000 hour rule

Time has an article on Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers book. One of the significant points in his book is the 10,000-Hour Rule. According to TIME, there is a reason for this rule.

Studies suggest that the key to success in any field has nothing to do with talent. It’s simply practice, 10,000 hours of it — 20 hours a week for 10 years.

If that’s correct, I’m probably at or close to my 10,000 hours in ERP. I started working for an ERP company, JD Edwards, at the end of 1998. Apart from a break of seven months during 2003, but I have worked with JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SYSPRO ERP for just over ten years – in project management, sales and marketing.

I just wonder how soon after the 10,000 hours does success begin 🙂


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