The Podcast is a weekly conversation between Michael (our CEO) and Radek (Nozbe VP Apple.) In December our hosts discussed the idea of “following your passion” and advised on Christmas gifts that would make every geek happy. They also continued talking about learning foreign languages and got you some new practical tips based on their own experience. Choose the episode you like and get inspired!
125: No speed limit
Learn a new language in the New Year!
Following up on the previous two (119, 120) episodes on learning languages, we share more tips on how to learn efficiently, as well as our own progress (Radek learning Spanish, and Michael learning French)
124: Making geeks smile
Cool gadgets you can get for Christmas.
Also: Review of 2017 in hardware, and why Radek doesn’t wear an Apple Watch anymore.
123: So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Just follow your passion, right? … No.
Unless you’re already highly skilled at something you’re passionate about, following your passion will only drive you to be miserable. To get a great job you can feel passionate about, you must first have something rare and valuable to give. You must be so good they can’t ignore you.
A much better idea: Follow your curiosity.
Related topic: Peak (Ep. 80)
Let’s try to understand, on a deeper level, how people become good at what they do, and what’s the best approach to learning. Peak offers important clues towards the answer. In fact, this book inspired both of us enough that we’re incorporating its ideas into our plans for 2017.
- Forget about talent. Skills develop through practice.
- … a lot of practice (thousands of hours for expertise in most fields)
- Focus on one small sub-skill at a time, not all of it
- Create a tight feedback loop and iterate on those sub-skills
- Stay just beyond your current limit of ability
- Build mental models!
Don’t be shy!
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