Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule

Michael Simmons
Oct 26, 2017 · 11 min read
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Photo Credit: Dan Farber

Why 10,000 Experiments Beat 10,000 Hours

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Via Deliberate Practice and Performance in Music, Games, Sports, Education, & Professions: A Meta-Analysis

Why 10,000 Experiments Yield Success According To Decades Of Academic Research

From Health to Stand-up Comedy: The 10,000-Experiment Rule Applies Across Fields

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Source: Pixar Storyboarding Mini Doc
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Source: To Become Who You Want To Be, Try These 15 Life Experiments

Understanding The Math: If You Can Do Enough Experiments, Success Is Virtually Guaranteed

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Source: Nassim Taleb

What We Can Learn From Edison About Actually Living the 10,000-Experiment Rule

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Michael Simmons

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I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review

Accelerated Intelligence

For people who want to find time to learn, learn better, and use their knowledge to boost their income.

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