Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Secrets to High-Speed Learning

"What’s the secret to high-speed learning? Most discussions of learning are very cerebral i.e. all about brain, but the reality is that high-speed learning is all about a combination of brain and heart. We learn quickly when we are passionate about learning, slowly when we're not."

"Another reason why the heart is important is that there are two types of learning - one that takes place within the existing set of assumptions and one that involves a change of a basic set of assumptions. The latter is the more important kind of learning and it's the harder one to accomplish because the passion to learn is generally absent. "

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Steve Jobs: "You've got to find what you love."

"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.
It is Life's change agent. "

"I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots. "

[continued at Stanford University]

[hat-tip, Richard Bond, EE]