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Some people take longer to develop the relevant building-block insights to progress in deep subjects like math. The ability to acquire understanding may vary from person to person.
It is highly unlikely that less intelligent people have a limit to deep subjects. The obstacle to learning advanced mathematics is that it may take you longer than a very smart person.
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Meta-learning is when you learn about how much you know and don’t know in a particular domain.
Meta-learning is important because it’s easy to delude yourself into believing you know more than you actually do.
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In large organizations, being a great programmer, designer or writer is useless if you can’t effectively coordinate with the people around you. And in bigger organizations, the people around you can easily become the biggest obstacle to that success.
It requires two important factors:
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