Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, May 21, 2009

An idea lifted from The Talent Code


An interesting idea described in The Talent Code is that you can predict performance based on how people describe their practice. The author describes the results of research on volleyball players and notes the finding that 90 percent of the variation in skill could be explained by the players' answers to a set of questions about how they practice.

That's pretty interesting.

A few months ago I spent some time thinking about how you might screen a bunch of oreinteers quickly - maybe just a couple of hours. Obviously, you'd want to do some sort of orienteering, but you might also talk to them about how they practice. If they don't have much orienteering experience, maybe you could learn something by asking them about how they approach practicing some skill that they consider themselves to be good at.

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posted by Michael | 9:01 PM


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