I’ve put a lot of thought into learning over the last year or two - both in terms of learning things myself (like coding, improvisation on guitar, and assorted wide reading into too many different interests) and in terms of teaching coaches who I work with. Learning is a super power, since acquiring new skills allows you to quickly level up. In the case of an organization, if you can learn effectively and then teach effectively, you can compound your gains in skills. I don’t feel great about my understanding of the "transfer problem" (the ability to apply learning from one scenario into another), and I’d love to learn more about how to overcome this barrier. Anyway, check out what I’ve learned about learning and level up!
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Show Notes: [00:09] Learning and teaching are superpowers. Not only can you level up your own skills - if you can pass that information on, you can level up everyone in the organization. [03:33] Understanding one thing has dramatically improved my ability to teach and pass along skills: People need to be solving a problem in order to learn effectively [10:41] What is the optimal blend of theory and practice? Some people end up doing a bunch of "drills" and "skill transfer" exercises that result in little real progress. Others spend a lot of time on "book learnin" that doesn't have practical application. How do the best blend the two? [17:40] Transfer from practice scenarios into real life application is extremely difficult. How can we create practice scenarios that recreate the chaos and unpredictability of real life? [24:44] Pattern matching and "chunking" facilitates creativity and understanding of nuance - and also creates the illusion of "genius" or "talent." [30:55] Better improving the transfer problem is probably the highest leverage activity we can focus on in learning and teaching Links and Resources Mentioned Scott H Young Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott Young Scott Young (Author of Ultralearning) Interview on Todd Nief’s Show Socratic Questioning on Todd Nief’s Show Transfer of learning Cristiano Ronaldo - Tested To The Limit! - YouTube Shopify Magnus Carlsen Magnus Carlsen: ‘You need to be very fortunate to be No 1 in fantasy football’ Leo Messi 33 Alien Goals by Lionel Messi 👽 - YouTube