ML176: David Heinemeier Hansson on How To Learn Anything, Fighting Back Against Apple and Navigating the Culture Wars at Work | MetaLearnwww.airr.io
I'm a big David Heinemeier Hansson fan. As the creator of Ruby on Rails, Co-Founder of Basecamp, and best-selling author he has a wonderful collection of successes. This episode covers his learning process and how he’s applied it to everything from photography to race car driving.
My favourite snippets:
- Being the very best takes obsessive dedication. Being in the top 10% is far more achievable. (Similar to Scott Adam's tip to combine being the top 10% in a few domains rather than aiming for #1 in any single domain).
- School as a buffet, pick and choose what you like. This made me laugh so hard! 😂 My liberal attitude to class attendance led my teachers to tell me - "School is not a salad bar, you can't pick and choose as you please".