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Who Were the 25th KOSB's?

Vin Janoski
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Not to be confused with King's Own Royal Border Regiment, the King's Own Scottish Borderers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. Recently, the regiment was amalgamated with the Royal Scots, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment),

Practicing Slowly

Mark Olson
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Perhaps you’ve been to a live performance and have noted how relaxed and fluid the piper sounds. His or her finger work is spot on; each embellishment is crisp and even. You think to yourself, “I can do that!” Inspired by such a performance, you rush home, fire up the pipes, try to push the tempo, and the death grip sets in. You are anything but relaxed and your fingerwork becomes sloppy.

Do You Need 10,000 Hours of Practice?

David Lairson
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How do you get good at something? The answer has always been practice, practice, practice. The real question is, how long does it take to get good? There is the saying, that has been around for a while, that it take 10,000 hours to master a skill. Does it really take 10,000 hours to become a master?

Cultivate Your Work Ethic

Mark Olson
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I work with a number if brilliant people. Many of them have an incredible understanding of theory and can posit ingenious arguments for why we should do something in a particular way. Many of them, however, could not work their way out of a paper bag if their life depended on it. While they have great intellect, the lack an important characteristic, work ethic. The really good people with whom I’ve worked are not the most brilliant. Many are not the sharpest tacks in the box. But they have one thing that separates them from the others, many of whom are far more brilliant thinkers. They have work ethic.