It was 2013, and I was working my first full-time job in Seoul. I was into this game called Line Rangers at the time. It was a quite simple but addictive game. I found myself playing it between my lunch break or when I was waiting for the elevator, or wait for it… in the toilet stall. Until one day, it just hit me.
I was spending roughly 7 hours per week with this game.
Two weeks back, I attended the 2019 Google Cloud Summit in Singapore. Every year Google held events like this in its major markets where the company announced its new products and roadmaps. It was also an opportunity for people to meet and catch up on what the industries are up to.
For us, humans, it is pretty easy to tell one dog breed from another. That is if you are talking about 10–20 popular dog breeds. When we are talking about more than 100 kinds of dogs, it is an entirely different story. For a human to correctly and consistently classify a large number of breeds, we need a different approach than just pure memorization. We need to start extracting “features” that correspond to different breeds such as fur color, ear shape, facial shape, tail length, etc. Even then, we need to memorize what breed has what features, and it’s not an easy or fun task.
My biggest mistake was not paying enough attention to hiring. In this post, I will share with you my lesson and what I’ve done about it.
As I spend time learning how to learn, I can see why learning how to learn is the essential step in becoming a better learner. Here are my nine recommendations for people who want to improve their learnings.