A Study on Genius and Success in the Arts

The experimental filmmaker Fred Worden sent me a really great video today. Malcolm Gladwell discusses success in the arts and how musicians he’s studied have come to make their masterpiece. He’s concluded that every “genius” reaches genius status my completing 10,000 hours of preparation. He notes that The Beatles performed about 12,000 times together before their big Ed Sullivan success, and that Fleetwood Mac released about 12 albums before Rumors was released.

It’s a fascinating study that, to me, touches on lot of truth. Check it out here.

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One Response to “A Study on Genius and Success in the Arts”

  1. Marjory Heathcote Says:

    Many thanks for your awsome post. I’ll keep an observation about your website, i allready bookmarked it to personal list 🙂

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