FOLLOW Getting to a deeper understanding of a subject Understanding the basics. This is a key element of effective thinking. Understanding a simple idea deeply builds a solid foundation for complex ideas. Build your foundation. Be honest with what you really know by using the Feynman Technique (by teaching others). It will reveal any gaps you have in your knowledge. Obtain the basic mental models from multiple disciplines. You don't need to understand everything on a subject, but you should understand the basic concepts from various disciplines. Understanding the basics allows for a better understanding of second and subsequent order consequences.
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FOLLOW Opinion | Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?
Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior. By Mr. Willingham is a psychologist at the University of Virginia. A few years ago, when people heard I was a reading researcher, they might ask about their child's dyslexia or how to get their teenager to read more.
A Case For Audiobooks
Old school printed books and e-books sales remain flat in the last five years, while Audiobook sales have shown an increase.
Such figures show that people are shifting towards audio formats o...
Decoding the Written Word
Audiobooks allow the listeners to get the meaning without the use of their eyes, which books require.
Reading as a skill is 'skipped' while listening to audiobooks, though it is ideal for people with dyslexia, those who cannot 'decode' the written word.
Reading Vs Listening
The reading act, which requires focus, and which makes us stop, think and re-read is somehow only confined to books, as a study proves that retention is higher with books than with podcasts.
The audio format also misses some key visual aspects of fonts paragraphs and headings, that are available in books.
FOLLOW The Complete Guide to Effective Reading
Learning how to learn: how to make your ROI on reading explode Learning is a heavily misunderstood concept. As a paradigm example of deep work, we understand that, when reading, directing your full attention to the material at hand is essential. Grasping complex information is hard. But this is only half the battle.
Meta-Learning It's knowing how to learn. Learning itself is a skill, and knowing how to do it well is an incredibly valuable advantage. Merely acquiring information is not learning.... Learning has 2 phases
Learning is a two-step process:
Read/listen: feeding ourselves new information. Process and recall what you’ve just ‘learned’: connecting new materials to what we already knew. Remembering the right things
You should not waste your time by committing unimportant details to memory.
Your focus should be on understanding the bigger picture, on how things relate to each other. FOLLOW How to Prioritize Work Tasks: The Ultimate Guide to Priority Management
"Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." Dwight Eisenhower One of the primary frameworks I use in my work is something I call the business production function. It's a diagnostic tool that lets me quickly look at the four big categories of business and asks: which one of these is the current limit?
Personal Operations Category Task management. This one is most commonly taught and includes systems like Getting Things Done. Knowledge management. This is embodied in systems like productivity educa... What's on your plate
Prioritizing tasks at work involves getting all your tasks and commitments in one place.
Take a piece of paper and make a list of everything you need to get done. Questions to help you: Do you have commitments to others like your boss, partner, kids, or clients? Do you have anything you need to submit? Do you have any financial tasks that need to get done? Do you have any planning that needs to get done? Do you have any administrative tasks? Legal, insurance, staffing, or training? Do you have any professional development tasks that need to get done? Training, areas to research, skills to develop, books to read or study, or classes to take? Brainstorm your goals
Find your goals. Without them, it is impossible to prioritize your tasks. Try to set 90-day goals, which is long enough to make meaningful progress.
Questions to prompt goals: What’s the one thing you could do that makes everything else easier or unnecessary? If you were giving advice to someone else in your position, what 1-3 things would you tell them to focus on? What do you want to have accomplished over the next five years? Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN