Sharing while Editing…
In this day and age, learning skills are very valuable. The ability to build on what you know is the essence of professional power. We’ve always had books and apprenticeships but now we have the internet with its blogs and tutorials and PDFs of books. It’s great!
So the material we need to onboard our selves to something completely new is at our finger tips; but how do we harness all that potentiality into something tangible?
So how do you learn new things? Well, I like to employ a sort of Divide and Conquer Exploratory strategy. Its a sort of hacking, reverse engineering, top-down, bottom-up, all at once mash up that seem sto be pretty effective at covering the points of a topic in a way that sticks pretty well for me.
First, take stock of what it is to learn. What does that mean? Is it a basic understanding and familiarity? Is it the ability to recall? Is it the ability to figure out new concepts in a domain based on a priori knowledge? Is it, as some say, the ability to explain a concept simply while understanding it complexly? I take a bit of an artistic approach to the science of all of this. I believe in a sort of inspired plasticity, that if I can reach a certain level of inspiration and interaction, I can form the new mental pathways necessary to learn.
Connecting disparate parts to find larger patterns.
How do I learn new things?
Hack the s
Listing, categorizing(nodes), relating categories (transforms)
mind mapping everything
Simile, metaphor, creativity
It is all one big story, and you have a lens on what you are looking into, the story nature of reality means its all connected and all discoverable
Category & Graph Theory