The Three of Coins is about apprenticeship.
This week, I’m going back to school. And you can too!
- The best part of going back to school—school supplies: Field Notes notebooks, my favorite pens, and regular old index cards.
- If you want to learn something new, MIT has a ton of their lectures online (for free), and your library card likely offers free access to online learning platforms like Lynda.
- For more casual learning-on-the-go, there are infinitely many amazing podcasts, but I can wholeheartedly recommend Stuff You Should Know (general knowledge), Philosophize This (philosophy), and More Perfect (the U.S. Supreme Court).
- Two of my favorites books of the year so far: The Beginning of Infinity (I thank reader Brian S. for the recommend) and The Writing Life. I also cannot not recommend Austin Kleon’s books and blog for a creativity crash course.
- Productivity: I use Evernote to manage my to-dos as well as save articles and ideas. And I use plain old Google Docs for writing.
- If you want to actually remember what you learn, Michael Nielsen of Y Combinator makes the case for Anki, a flashcard app designed to quiz you right when you’re about to forget. I started using it about a month ago, and so far, it’s working. More to come. You could also try a commonplace book.
- A few instrumental Spotify playlists I listen to while reading and writing.
- My advice for learning, reading, writing, and designing a more productive schedule to pack it all in.
Thank you for reading, learning, and going back to school with me. Back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.
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