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…