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The law of increasing learning

Informal learning outside of traditional institutions accounts for 70 to 90 percent of all learning.

If other people are learning more, then you have to learn just as much to stay relevant. If you don't, you will fall behind. If you are in your current job, you might not even realize how far you're falling behind. It might only become apparent if you try to transition to a new field or re-enter the market after a break.

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The rate at which knowledge is becoming outdated is predictable and growing exponentially. For example:

Just as we have minimum recommended dosages of vitamins and minutes of exercise for maintaining physical health, we should understand that we also have to be rigorous about the minimum dose of deliberate learning that will maintain our economic health.

The most successful, busy people in the world dedicate at least 5 hours a week to deliberate learning.

It takes about 6,400 hours of class time and studying to get a 4-year degree. Assume that it takes you only 5,000 hours to master your field.

When we consider the future of work, there are two trends we should keep a note of. They are:

You might not think you have five extra hours in the week, but you do. The simplest way is to stack learning on top of your current schedule. Areas where you can leverage double-time every day:

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