Showing posts from July, 2020

8th Anniversary of my Blogging Experience - Sports Teams and Winning Teams

I published my first blog post on July 4th 2012 on my personal blog  Maximise Potential  on sports teams and winning teams. It has been 8 years since then and am happy with the progress made. I have written nearly 400 articles since then on topics ranging from leadership, management, success, time management, life, book reviews and happiness among others. I have also been able to convert these blogs into two books  Maximise Potential  and  Maximise Potential 2  (both available free to download.) Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read, like and comment. Below is the text of the first blog I wrote. I wrote this post after Spain beat Italy in Euro 2012. They are the first team to win three major international tournaments (Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012) in a row. They are also being talked about as one of the best of all time. It is always difficult to compare teams across eras. It has happened in cricket as well when Steve Waugh's Australian team was hailed

Anders Ericsson - The Premier Expert on Exceptional Performance

491 articles Anders Ericsson who inspired the 10000 hour rule which became popular through Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers passed away on June 17th 2020. He has done more for exceptional performance than any other researcher. If you want to know more about his work read his book Peak. Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is an absolute gem on how we can all become exceptional performers. If you have read Outliers or Talent is Overrated you know the 10000 hour rule. Well this is based on the research Anders Ericsson did in 1993. His basic argument is 10000 hours was only an average and it was based on his study of great violinists. The point he makes is this was the amount of hours the best violinists in his study put by the time they reached age 20. However he cautions that this was only an average which means there were people below and above that number. He says that Gladwell mentioned that all of them in his study put in 10000 hours which is not correct. He al