Thursday, April 23, 2009

Catalyst 09 Day 1

Wow. The first day of catalyst was amazing. By the sounds of things, the lab day doesn't even compare to the main session days, so today should be even better.

One of the highlights from yesterday was a lab I attended by Rick Yamamoto entitled "Becoming an Expert". The topic of expertise is really interesting to me given that technology today has allowed us all to become experts at everything, while being an expert at nothing at all.

We talked about the two models for strategic thinking, managerial vs. entrepreneurial, and how to achieve expertise. Did you you know that on average, it takes about 10,000 hours or 10 years of deliberate practice to become an expert. Bobby Fisher took about 9 years, while Tiger Woods took about 15 years.

All in all, I really enjoyed yesterday, and am really looking forward to today.

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