I am over a quarter of the way through this book and it is already influencing my own development as a musician and flooding me with ideas for my piano pedagogy. Thanks to my friend Rob for the recommendation!
One of the music professors at my college (who I admire greatly) referenced this book in conversation before and his reference stuck with me. He said: genius is simply 10,000 hours of quality practice. Even for Mozart this is true. (So as a musician, I aim to blow minds when I’m about 35-40 years old. I guess I can live with that :))
So far I’ve been impressed with the way Syed unveils his claims for the average reader. I highly recommend this book! And it applies to the pursuit of all disciplines!