Tag archives for learning

  1. On Being Lost and Learning

    They say technology is making us smarter.  I disagree.  If you’ve ever seen some idiot slowly driving into a lamppost because their eyes were glued to the GPS, you know what I am talking about.  But it’s not because of the minor accident that they’re stupid, it’s because they’re not getting lost.  Let me explain.…

  2. How I’m re-learning Chinese

    I read an article the other day about an interesting fellow who learned to speak four languages in a very short amount of time.  He had these four broad steps: Stage 1: Learn the correct pronunciation of the language. Stage 2: Vocabulary and grammar acquisition, no English allowed. Stage 3: Listening, writing and reading work.…

  3. Khan Academy

    After being in school for more than 20 years, I realized that most things aren’t that difficult.  They just seem difficult because you haven’t learned them yet (alternatively, because they are taught in a poor manner).  As Charlie Munger always says, if you have the fundamental mental models from the various important disciplines, then you…

  4. Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

    “No doubt the first requirement for becoming strong at go is to like it, like it more than food or drink, and a second requirement is the desire to learn.  A third requirement is to study it, using proper methods, patiently, little by little, without cramming… Rome was not built in a day.  It may…