Tip of the week - Find a Mentor
Ryan highly recommends mentorship as a great way to gain valuable insight and guidance into anything you want to learn. Ryan's advice for getting a mentor? Have a learning goal that aligns with the passions of your mentor, be specific about how much of their time you need, be prepared for mentoring sessions, and don't be afraid to ask the people you admire!
Look clever at a cocktail party
We’ve all had that feeling when we can’t remember something we thought we knew. We assume the memory has just gone and has been replaced with something more recent and useful to us. A study at MIT shows it's possible to retrieve memory once thought lost. The experiments have shown that much like the physical phenomenon of ‘muscle memory’, these forgotten memories can not only be re-accessed but can be relearned more quickly and easily than new information.
What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?
Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!
- Ian is practicing his golf swing in the hopes of being as good as Tiger one day.
- Darren finally got to see the Hamilton musical :-)
- March is cycling to work a couple of times a week both for fun and to increase his VO2 max.
Article of the week
Make Learning a Lifelong Habit - by John Coleman for Harvard Business Review
"We’re all born with a natural curiosity. We want to learn. But the demands of work and personal life often diminish our time and will to engage that natural curiosity. Developing specific learning habits — consciously established and conscientiously cultivated — can be a route to both continued professional relevance and deep personal happiness."
Products of the week
YouTube has grown to become an incredibly rich source of educational content - whether you want to learn to change a tire, dive into the history of the world or grasp quantum physics. It's used in classrooms around the world to engage students with some of the best educational videos ever created. And you can use it too!
Some favorite things we've learned from YouTube recently:
Ian - Joe Rogan Experience #1109 - Matthew Walker (Sleep researcher)
Darren - What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova
March - Why is Relativity Hard? | Special Relativity Chapter 1
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All the best in getting better,
Ian, Darren & March