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06 Jun 2016

Stuff to learn in my free time

Один ответ на Кворе 1 стал вот последним катализатором, все это крутилось в голове уже пару лет, настало время формализировать это, пусть  с “крутилось в голове” это станет конкретным чеклистом. Потом (но потом) — конкретными планами уровня “до конца месяца я учу Х”

  1. Learning how to learn
    1. That Coursera course
    2. A couple of books on the topic
      1. Re-read “The art of learning”
  2. Mental frameworks
    1. Теория практического мышления” — законспектировать
    2. Systems theory
      1. Grok “Thinking in systems – a primer” — тоже законспектировать и запостить сюда
      2. Много думать об этом in real life, искать примеры, наблюдать за миром from the perspective of a systems theorist
    3. See and research them
      1. Make a big post here with the full list and good explanations
    4. From this answer about being an expert-generalist there’s “Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger” (goodreads)
    5. Polya — “How to solve it”
    6. Adler — “How to read a book”
    7. Game theory and rationality
      1. Lesswrong’s Core Sequence
      2. Not to learn formally, but regardless freaking interesting resources for my spare time:
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  3. Improve my memory
    1. “The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play” 2

    2. Remember Everything You Want and Manage the Rest: Improve Your Memory and Learning, Organize Your Brain, and Effectively Manage Your Knowledge 3

  4. Productivity and stuff
    1. I hear good things about “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” (“These books should be taken together as a whole because they give you the WHAT, the WHY and the HOW for being an elite knowledge worker.”)
    2. “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, a legend
  5. Philosophy, the very basics; Psychology, the very basics.
    1. Leaving aside the “everything worth doing is worth doing well”, my old project of “reading from the very beginning” is still okay; I’ll need time, but I will do it.
    2. BUT the absolute priority in this is to reread and rethink Seneca and Marcus Aurelius

All this on a thread by itself. I will work on my professional skills independently; that means mostly social engineering and infosec. For infosec there’s this, for SE I should at least working in my uni courses.

I mention a lot of books which, traditionally, I would need to buy in paperback to be able to highlight and write on them. Bad on finances, but the 10% rule is still with me; also, objectively/strategically speaking, it’s a very good investment in my future.

Speaking of books: (“What are some books that expand our mind”) — a very thorough answer.

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