How does the "10,000 hour rule" complicate our understanding of innate talent?

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This rule was popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's 2008 book entitled Outliers: The Story of Success, but versions of it have been floated for years by developmental psychologists and other scholars. Essentially, it argues that most very talented and accomplished people got that way through hard work (as well as social support and a bit of luck) rather than innate genius or talent. The "10,000 hour rule" refers to the amount of time people need to practice or work in order to achieve the kind of mastery of a pursuit that makes one an "outlier." What this means for innate talent is that it is perhaps less important than we have traditionally imagined when it came to achieving success. While Gladwell in particular does not deny that innate talent, even genius, exists (in fact, of course 'geniuses' in a particular field will be more likely to work hard for success in that field) he suggests that it is only one in a variety of factors that makes one an "outlier." 

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