May 22, 2021

The Feynman Learning Technique [62/365]

The Feynman technique is a way to learn at a very fast pace while retaining quite a lot of information about the topic. It focuses on teaching and getting feedback from this teaching to improve further your understanding of the topic.

There are 4 steps to this technique:

  1. Choose a concept to learn
  2. Pretend that you are teaching it to someone else
  3. Identify where you got stuck or where your understanding is lacking and learn more about that
  4. Organize your material and make your explanations simpler

The goal of this method is to get to understand the topic to the point where you can explain it to someone who knows nothing about it and have them understand the concepts.

I will write about each of these points later as an introduction for myself to the topic. Then, I plan to use it to learn the broad topic of creating and running a successful company. There is a lot to learn here, and a mix of teaching and doing will be the best for me to do. Consider it learning and building in public.

If I can help people understand some of the concepts that are involved in creating a company, and give them some structure to learn about that, then I’ll be happy.

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