(YAHOO FINANCE) An Alternative to the 10,000 Hour Rule

Malcolm Gladwell sent ripples through the parenting community in his book, Outliers, with his presentation of the “10,000 Rule”. His hypothesis proposed experts are made from out working and out practicing the competition, and true mastery of a skill would take 10,000 hours of dedication to the craft. Parents enrolled their children in all sorts of activities to start the clock and log practice hours to develop an expertise. But is this really the way to give your child a head start in his or her career?

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