A unique conversation occurred on Twitter yesterday with Mike Marian, founder of Synapp.io. It started with the following tweet.
I could have used more words, such as linking to this post, so that Mike would not have had the reaction that he did. But here’s what was behind the post. If you want to learn a subject, any subject, an easy way to learn it is to sign up to teach it. Yes, that’s kind of what I said in the tweet, except for the words “sign up to”, which, in this case, are pretty important.
Maybe I’m the only one in the entire universe who thinks this way, but I don’t believe I am. The way my brain works is under pressure. I usually don’t learn new things because I want to. I learn them because I have to. Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes.
Now you understand a little more about that original tweet. It’s not the blind leading the blind. It’s the pressure cooking the need.
What do you need to learn? Put a little pressure on yourself by signing up to teach that thing.