A lot of people think you need talent to excel at something. According to this video talent is 10.000 hours of work and some luck. So basically what you need is luck. Mmmm…. Don’t know if that motivates me to work hard (for 10.000 hours). (thanks to Piet!)


  1. It would be nice if it was true, but I disagree.

    The name should be: success = 10.000 + luck

    Talent is in it’s definition something you can’t acquire. It’s a unique set of minor skills learned early in life through environment and upbringing.