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Who’s an expert ?
There’s a great book by Malcolm Gladwell called Outliers: The Story of Success. In it he describes an expert as someone with 10,000+ hours in a craft or trade. Using the standard US 2,000+ hour work year, that means you’re an expert if you have 5+ years experience. That’s generally true, but our experience is it’s not always true.
When a person’s knowledge and skill doesn’t match their long experience it’s because they’re not driven by it. They’ve been doing it for a long time so some people see them as an expert, but it’s not really true. When we meet someone like this we have a saying “Do they have 5 years of experience, or 1 year of experience 5 times in a row?”
So I would amend the expert definition of 10,000+ hours in a craft or trade to include, and
- they truly love their craft or trade, and
- they continue to be fascinated by it and curious about it, and
- they’re driven to constantly learn more about it, and
- they’re driven to be the best