ML176: David Heinemeier Hansson on How To Learn Anything, Fighting Back Against Apple and Navigating the Culture Wars at Work | MetaLearn

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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 heโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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".

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