Deliberate Practice and Talent is Overrated

I was very interested to read mark Needham’s thoughts on a book “Talent is Overrated”, in particular the aspect of deliberate practice.

Talent is Overrated: Book Review at Mark Needham

For me, participation in open source projects – particularly the ones I initiate myself – serves a very useful purpose as deliberate practice. While it may not be immediately obvious, I find the psychological structure of making my work public, combined with the ability to refactor and rewrite as I need to learn more, help me to get the most from the time I spend working on such projects.