Blogs 2017-07-10T13:14:27+00:00

10000 Hours and The Myth of Talent. New Counter-Evidence?

Why are some performers better than others?  Is it because they are more talented than their peers, or is it because they practice more? One school of thought claims that talent is relatively unimportant, and that what distinguishes elite performers from the rest is the amount of accumulated practice.   Advocates of this [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: Thinking Allowed|4 Comments

Rise in Transfers to the Championship from Abroad

Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in transfers to the Championship from abroad, especially from Europe. I remember Martin van Geel, the technical director of Feyenoord, lamenting he'd been approached by Watford, then a Championship club, for one of his best players.  "They can pay him much more than me." he said. [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Thinking Allowed|0 Comments

Why England Lost: A Psychological Perspective

With the failure of the England national team in Europe this year, coming hard on the heels of the debacle at the 2014 World Cup in Rio, it seems that Steve Peters the team psychiatrist is likely to be leaving the England camp, along with Roy Hodgson the manager who brought him into the organization. [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Thinking Allowed|4 Comments