The Difference Between Experience and Expert Performance

A fantastic post from Kim Sbarcea on why experience doesn’t necessarily help you perform any better, based on a Time Magazine article. It turns out performance comes from hard, reflective practice, pushing at the edges of their ability. This chimes with a theme in Richard Sennett’s new book The Craftsman, which I’ve just started:

“The good craftsman, moreover, uses solutions to uncover new territory; problem solving and problem finding are intimately related in his or her mind.”

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Kim Sbarcea

thx Patricksmile- interestingly, I’ve just bought Sennett’s new book as I love his previous stuff, particularly The Corrosion of Character.

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 03:05 PM | Comment permalink

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