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google research // cs theory, artificial intelligence // arsenal fc fan // wannabe runner
21 Nov 20
""23 things I didn't learn in college / grad school":

#6:
Learn for the long haul.
Understand the basics.
Really well.
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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 .
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20 Nov 20
""23 things I didn't learn in college / grad school":

#5: Show up

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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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