• by • July 24, 2013 •

    “These days, I make a huge mistake every day. I start off with the loop: e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, my Amazon rank, my blog stats, my blog comments. Claudia asks me, ‘Did you finish the loop yet?’ And I think it will only take a few seconds but it probably actually takes about twenty minutes....

    The 3 Types of Practice: How Efficient Is Your Learning?

    by • July 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Anders Ericsson

    10,000 Hours Isn’t The Most Important Thing In Anders Ericsson’s Work The most well-known thing that comes out of Anders Ericsson’s work research is the often-quoted 10,000 Hours Rule: the amount of deliberate practice it takes to reach world-class mastery in something. The 10,000 Hours Rule is also often attributed, incorrectly, to Malcolm Gladwell...

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    The Importance of Frustration

    by • July 10, 2013 • 2 Comments

    girl

    I think one of these days I’m going to rip somebody’s head off. I’m back in Japan and meeting with people speaking Japanese, trying to practice my Japanese some more, etc. I still fail. One day I’ll have a really good conversation that lasts about an hour and I’ll be really proud of myself...

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    by • July 5, 2013 •

    I really shocked this Indian guy last time I was in Singapore. I was sitting in the lobby of the hostel, working on my MacBook when he walked up to me, “Hey man, what kind of mobile do you have?” I looked up and responded, “I don’t have a mobile.” A look of...

    by • June 20, 2013 • 4 Comments

    I Just Found Out About Sudbury Schools I was bullshitting doing research on reddit the other day, when I came across somebody talking about going to a school with no grade levels, no classes, no grades, and no tests. The students just did whatever they wanted to do. All day, every day. What in...