A person who has achieved 10,000 hours of `` learning '' tells how to learn at 1000 times speed and become a generalist


Jaredd Craig

Generalists with a wide range of knowledge across different disciplines are particularly appreciated in Silicon Valley. Mr. Pranay Prakash , CEO of Windsor , seems to be often called a generalist, but he thinks that his specialty field of thinking from `` the law of 10,000 hours ' ' is `` learning '' rather than code or design . Prakash continues to learn how to learn 1000 times faster and become a generalist.

How to learn things at 1000x the speed

◆ Learning system


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Prakash suggests that you should remember it first: “The more you learn, the faster the learning speed”.

This can be expressed by the concept of “Affordance” that is often used by app developers. Affordance says that when a user quickly understands how to use something, such as a door with a flat metal piece without a door knob, it means that the user can quickly understand how to use something. It is drawn inside. A good design is an affordance optimization.

This means that 'well-designed things will teach you how to learn things'. Conversely, those with poor design will not create an appropriate “experience” and will reduce the learning rate. If you convert the “thing” part of this sentence into a “learning resource”, you should be able to understand the meaning of “the more you learn, the faster the learning speed”.

Initiating good learning resources not only speeds up learning, but also helps you decide to eliminate bad learning resources.

◆ Learning process


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The learning process that Prakash shows is as follows.

1: Find the best resource

2: Extract everything from it. Also, what I learned is immediately put into practice so that I can understand what is missing.

3: Once you have technical expertise in one area, you should be able to find the best resources for other complementary skills. At this time, you will exit the 'beginner' stage.

4: Contrary to intuition, stop learning here. When aiming to be a generalist rather than an expert, you should stop learning when you know everything you need to know at the intermediate level.

These four levels of learning will give you enough proficiency in one area. When you try to learn something new, the person knows little about the field you want to learn, and the field of view stays on the same level as the “general”. The generalist's purpose is “to have an interesting discussion with a specialist in the field, and to gain knowledge that can be respected, although the amount of knowledge is not comparable to that of the expert”.

In addition, when you gain knowledge in one field, you can make comparisons when you learn another field, and you can make analogies in new fields. At school, you learn a lot of things that don't seem useful, but there are certain benefits to gaining knowledge in various fields.

Find the best resource

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Prakash explains how to find the “best resource” in the first stage of the learning process:

1: Clarify the types of resources that suit you, such as videos, screencasts, and books. In the case of Prakash, for example, it is video that is interested in the topic, but when doing a difficult project in a new field, learning with documents is the fastest way to learn. And Prakash says that he often uses audio books because he is not good at reading long sentences.

2: Try to expose yourself to a wide range of resources that are considered “excellent” except for those forms that you clearly dislike.

3: Check if you can make “analogue” to help understanding when working with learning resources. It is a good sign that thoughts come to mind.

4: Identify what complementary skills are in the field you are learning and repeat from step 1 again

Prakash, who says that there are still many things he doesn't know yet, is always exploring learning areas and resources with breadth-first search . Sometimes we don't find the right learning resources, but Prakash describes his experience, “In many cases we spend too little time.

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