""23 things I didn't learn in college / grad school":

Learn for the long haul.
Understand the basics.
Really well.
Learning for the long haul means you pick carefully what to invest time in learning, and how to learn it.
The 'what' is easier: foundational ideas, truly profound insights, the core of powerful developments that will last years or even decades .
The 'how' is trickier:

sometimes it means revisiting the basics many times, even over years;

usually this means building connections between new ideas and old ideas, sometimes between old ideas and older ideas.

Almost always this means deliberate practice.
The 'how' says something about the 'what':
if it's not going to be worth relearning, maybe it's not worth learning at all.

The 'what' says something about the 'how':
it's really to internalize the 'why'.

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20 Nov
""23 things I didn't learn in college / grad school":

#5: Show up

Really restating Somerset Maugham's famous line: “I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.”
The easiest way to lose steam on any effort -- writing a book, taking a Coursera class, training for a marathon, setting up a weekly collaboration -- is not to show up.  Maybe it's daunting or you haven't done your homework, but not showing up only makes it worse, not better.
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