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 …

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InformIT: Interview with Donald Knuth

the idea of immediate compilation and “unit tests” appeals to me only rarely, when I’m feeling my way in a totally unknown environment and need feedback about what works and what doesn’t. Otherwise, lots of time is wasted on activities that I simply never need to perform or even think about. Nothing needs to be …

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