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PS -- Jim Collins put out a pretty good series on why businesses are successful, I think the names of some of the series is like Good to Great and Great by choice. Also Zero to One by Peter Theil is pretty good as well.
I like Malcolm Gladwell's books also, especially "Outliers: The Story of Success", and "Blink -- The Power of Thinking Without Thinking".

For anyone that wants to understand how to develop a skill/talent, a great read is "The Little Book of Talent", by Daniel Coyle.

The quickest way to learn/develop any skill is to first learn how we learn.


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Closest one to you Mike, will be next month in Chicago...Oct. 21-24. You should come...I still have a couple spots open for that Tour Stop!

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Wow, how about that! Scott Lee invited me to come. Whodathunk that would have happened???

Scott,
I wont be there in Chicago. I haven't played for a few months. But with the cool/cold weather right around the corner I imagine I will start practicing again. If/When I do and you are going to be in the Indiana area maybe you can stop by for a few hours again.

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Slate is in NYC, where PBIA/SPF National Pool School Tour Master Instructor Mark Finkelstein is from. Mark is an excellent instructor.

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Don't know where slate is but wish it was near San Antonio.
How close are you to El Paso?


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Imagine how many children have had opportunities provided, but lacked the interest or desire to stick with it. Yet a kid somewhere else, maybe right down the street or in another town, would've stuck with it and become the next world champion golfer or chess player or pool player or whatever...but the opportunity wasn't available or provided.
This reminds me of something from many years ago. Everybody in my family played an instrument as my parents loved music. Being the youngest sibling, kindergarten aged, I joked that I wanted to play the piccolo because (and this is the only reason I wanted to play it) I thought a piccolo was LARGER than a piano and my parents would never let me get one. How ironic! They talked to the band director, Mr. Cass, who gave music lessons in your home, and he suggested I start out with a flute, which was easier to play. I knew what a flute was and figured, "Whatever, I'm in this far I might just as well learn to play it."

So I played the flute with various teachers over the years, including one lady from the NJ State Symphony who got me in to watch a practice session with the legendary Jean Pierre Rampal. I got pretty good, I guess, by Jr. High standards... played at a wedding, etc, but the problem is that I hit puberty! It wasn't cool to play the flute as a guy so I hung it up by the 10th grade. Funny thing is, of course, nobody who mattered cared one way or the other if I played the flute.

To the point of this post...finally. Mr. Cass had given me my first lessons and really got me interested in learning more. One day I told him I was going to stop the lessons and quit the flute. I'll never forget how he implored me not to give it up. He was a pretty intense guy and I recall him staring me close in the face during a lesson and telling me never, never to give up playing. He said if I give up I'll regret it for a long time. I just remember how intense he was about it and I think he was recognizing that I had achieved a pretty good level at a young age and had a chance to become exceptional. This was back in the 70's before Gladwell talked about 10,000 hours, but he knew it anyway.

I don't think it was ever meant to be for me because I didn't have a burning need to be the best at that instrument. I was finding new interests into my teen years and that was that. Mr. Rampal had nothing to sweat. I wasn't going to take his crown!

I know this is OT but this thread has been inactive for awhile. Pardon the ramblings.


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