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2012 Week 11 – Keep acquiring new knowledge

12 Mar

Bucket Challenge: Keep learning

(Ending Sunday 18th March 2012)

A lot of people stop learning when they finish their study. It’s understandable that after years of learning, most people are fed up with learning. But there is so much to win if we continue to learn and acquiring new knowledge.

Memory is like a muscle; if you stop learning, your ability to remember things will weaken. However this also works the other way around. The more you learn, the better is your memory. With time, you develop better strategy at learning and integrating knowledge. Learning is incremental, so don’t give up.

Put your money into learning is probably the best investment you can ever make.

Bellow is an extract from an interview with Warren Buffett:

`At a time when many college graduates face uncertain futures and are struggling to find jobs, Buffett said he still believes that “investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents. And I always advise students to do that, high school students, college students and obviously investing in your children is, in some ways, investing in yourself.” No matter what happens in the economy, “if you have true talent yourself, and you have maximized your talent, you have a terrific asset” ´ [source]

Learning new knowledge brings new possibilities and opportunities. 

Many prestigious universities like the MIT, Stanford offer free resources and lessons (pdf, recording of lessons) to everyone to download. Recently some universities offer interactive courses made to be given online. 

In these interactive courses, there are not only pdf and recording of lessons, but also quizzes, forum, exercises, study group, videos, reading material, exams and even more. All courses are given by teachers among the best in the world and for free.

So why not take classes with the most eminent teachers in the world? There are lot of courses for any subjects and any levels.


Let’s go!

Challenge: Keep acquiring new knowledge
It can be anything.

Extra Challenge:

Master this field of interest

Goals:

Continue learning and improving yourself
Time required: A lot :p
Energy level: Medium to high
Preparation: Find out what you want to learn.

Some links of free online courses:

Coursera
Academic Earth
Udacity
Khan Academy


 
1 Comment

Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Weekly

 

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One response to “2012 Week 11 – Keep acquiring new knowledge

  1. Nootropic

    April 11, 2012 at 05:39

    This publication has inspired me to start working on my own blog

     

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