Sketchnoting: Visual Notetaking for More Effective Learning

for Dec 16th Saw this tweet earlier https://twitter.com/helenbevan/status/1333005570056523781 (Source: Impact Wales) They say the best way to learn is to teach. That is because (good) teaching forces you to digest and express what you know. You engage more parts of yourself, compared to passively (and often mindlessly) consuming the information. The act of drawing means…

SECI model

I’ve fallen into the trap of bottom upping again. Been organically following my curiosity, observing, and theorising about learning, thinking, knowledge and skill acquisition. Then I discovered there’s a name for this established field: Knowledge Management. And then after noodling around in my head with the idea of transformation of knowledge (tacit, explicit), only last…

Remembering more of what you read

3 ways to remember more of what you read: Know what you’re looking for (What do you want to get or achieve by reading this?) Take notes, paraphrase, reflect (active reading) Teach it / share the takeaways (forces you to externalise what you have read in your own words) And a bonus trick: Read it…

How I Read and Consume Audio/Video Content

I recently posted a list of book recommendations for Data Engineering and Data Analysis on my Facebook account. One friend made a comment that the books are quite expensive when converted into local currencies. Yes these technical books averages at USD 30 which could get you 10-15 decent meals in Jakarta, the capital city. and…

Create More, Consume Better

https://fs.blog/2013/07/understanding-our-need-for-novelty-and-change/ Our ability to respond to the new and different is part of what makes us human. We’re interested in creating more of whatever is outside of that status quo. Generally, this interest serves us well. In an evolutionary context it has likely saved us from extinction several times. At this point in our warp-speed…

Book Summaries and Podcast Notes: Are they useful?

Every day we go faster. We have more information, more technological breakthroughs, global events and development. We want to keep up. We shove them up our heads as fast as we could. The more we know, the more we don’t know. We are innundated with books and podcasts. Book summary services are popping up everywhere.…

Three ways to learn

There are three ways to learn: knowing something, doing something, and becoming something. I know it sounds vague and philosophical. But here it is illustrated better. (Source: https://oneslide.org/2020/04/19/three-ways-of-learning/) Another way of framing this is: First, you conceptualise. You find out what something is. Then, you contextualise. You engage with it more, trying to see how…

How I Learn and Two Ways of Thinking About Book Summaries

Update Nov 2020: I have since split this into two posts and developed them further http://proses.id/how-i-learn/ http://proses.id/book-summaries-useless-useful/ How I Learn Read non fiction books, take notes and summaries Watch videos, take notes and summaries Widens my radar, curating my consumption feed, join different communities, niches. Follow and interact with as many people people from diverse…