#2 Open Thread: “What is it you do to practice that is analogous to how a pianist practices scales?”

Hello there,

Last night, I start reading the book “Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World” by Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross. I’m a big fan of Tyler’s books (have read a few) and of his blog Marginal Revolution.

In the book, Tyler mentions that one question he asks regularly to candidates and recommends others to do the same is “What is it you do to practice that is analogous to how a pianist practices scales?”.

This got me thinking. I’ve been practicing climbing to get better. But this is a physical activity. I also am an avid reader and I have time blocked in my calendar to learn Decision Making. But should I incorporate more practice in my life? How?

So, now I challenge you with the same question: “What is it you do to practice that is analogous to how a pianist practices scales?

Curious to read your answers!