Tag archives for school

  1. 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…

  2. Incentives and Marks

    Incentives can be powerful things especially for the worse.  Here’s one professor’s story on why he’s not a professor anymore.  A particularly interesting excerpt is on the subject of “scaling” marks: “However there are lots of ways round this little problem. One of them is doctoring the marks.  Except its not called ‘doctoring’ its called…