Pearls of Wisdom
Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn
as if you were to live forever.
For knowledge add a little every day, for
wisdom erase a little every day.
One pound of learning requires ten pounds
of common sense to apply it.
– Persian proverb
I learn as much from a turtle as from a
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Acquire knowledge, it enables its professor
to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our
friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when
friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is
an ornament amongst friends and an armour against enemies.
No one can "get" an education,
for of necessity education is a continuing process.
Wisdom is knowing what to do
next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
Man never rises to great
truths without enthusiasm.
The most fatal illusion is the settled
point of view. Life is growth and motion; a fixed point kills anybody
who has one.
– Brooks Atkinson
Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has
a value at this moment exactly proportional to my skill to deal with it.
Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it
– Mark Van Doren
Experience is not what happens to you; it
is what you do with what happens to you.
– Aldous Huxsley
A life without change is not a life; it is
a stagnant pool. To change your mind frivolously is a cop-out. To change
your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush
stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world.
– Alan Cohen, "Dare to Be Yourself"
The search for
wisdom is a great challenge;
to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge.
Intelligence is like a four-wheel drive. It
allows you to get stuck in more remote places.
Creativity Bring To Your Life?
Creativity brings an
awakening, a jarring, a sense of
delicious discomfort. It brings a discontinuity to
your life. There
is always something more to lean. A creative idea who's execution is
out of your reach because your skills haven't caught up to it yet
keeps you going....
True IT Leader
Why Continuous Learning?
today's rapidly changing economy, the key to success is not what you
know, but how fast you can learn. Your outer world of results will
always correspond to your inner world of preparation and learning.
The Biggest Success Secret
Life is about continuous learning,
new things, and growing.
don't think they know everything. They are open to new ideas. They are
always willing to find another way, find a better solution. That's why
Don't think you know everything and be open to
learning and trying new things if you wish to
create new things,
grow, be successful and live the life you want.
Learning by Doing
The Magic of Action
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand." ~
always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it
Education brings knowledge, applying it brings
Feedback Is Your Elevator
Having eyes and brains is not enough, you must
know how to use them.
If you can learn from
feedback, you can turn any experience into
Feedback helps you figure out
the key factors you need to get right and decide what to do next if you are
Failure as a Learning Opportunity
provides a great learning opportunity and should be viewed as a very
lifeblood of success. "Although most people hate to be labeled a failure and
love to be labeled a
success, it is only through seeming failure that most of life's greatest
successes are achieved. Usually, "failure" or "success" is almost entirely
in the eye of the beholder... Failure is very often a misperception about
the difference between what exists and goes unnoticed (such as growth and
learning when we fall short of reaching a goal) and what is realized later
(longer term success)."6
Freedom To Fail
Growing Need for Continuous
Today, "the world is changing so rapidly that
by the time we learn something, it has often changed in some way, shape or
form... We want satisfaction, proof that even though life is moving quickly,
we are gaining on it and we are
making a difference."4
The amount of
is doubling every 7 to 10 years.13
This hastens the obsolescence of skills and
knowledge. The shelf life of academic degrees has been estimated to be only one
year for computer science, two years for electrical engineering, and four years
for business studies. Training and skills development must therefore be a
continuous process. Excellent companies spend about 4-5% of payroll on training
and devote an average of 40-50 training hours per employee per year...
Lifelong Learning (LLL)
Self-Improvement: Thought Power
Lifelong learning is learning in which
you engage throughout your life. It includes both formal and informal
education. As new know knowledge is created and disseminated increasingly
faster, terminology and definitions of lifelong learning (LLL) have
developed in line with the shift of emphasis away from the system (in
lifelong education) to the learner (in lifelong learning).
exchange of tacit and explicit knowledge describes the knowledge creation
process. During the socialization mode of learning10,
tacit knowledge is transferred through
interactions between individuals, which may also be accomplished in the
absence of language. You may learn and gain a sense of competence by
observing behavior modeled by others. For example,
mentoring and apprenticeships instruct tacitly through observation,
imitation, and practice...
A constructivist learning environment is a
place where people can draw upon resources to make sense out of things and
construct meaningful solutions to problems. It emphasizes the importance of
meaningful, authentic activities that help the learner to construct
understandings and develop skills relevant to
10 Commandments of Innovation
Develop and practice
daily, learn continually...
Learning and Forgetting
The most important main idea in
learning and forgetting is to understand that both
processes are activity dependent. The less knowledge is used, the
greater the forgetting. Similarly, the more something is repeated, the
remembering. Just-in-case learning (where you learn
everything just-in-case you need it in the future) is predicated on ignoring
the forgetting process.11
different, and there are probably hundreds of different study and
memorization techniques; the trick is finding the ones that work.
Brown and Miller12 list some of them...
Short reviews will help
you retain the lecture information. With no reviews, you virtually have
to re-learn the material after about a month...