21 Jul 2022, 13:19 — 4 min read
One afternoon I was in a conversation with a colleague about what is the best way to learn. This conversation was in the context of the technology domain both of us were in, where there is so much change and transformation happening all the time.
I have observed that most people prefer to spend their time, energy, and resources learning the theory by reading books, listening to podcasts, or taking online courses. This is because they think the knowledge of theory will somehow make them better at the work they actually have to do.
There is a simpler and better way to learn efficiently - Learning by doing.
When I moved from banking to fintech pretty late in my career (according to conventional standards), I followed the same strategy. After learning the basic concepts of Tech, I would share my thoughts and ideas about the subject with all my friends and family. I would practice my pitching with anyone who cared to listen and I learned fast.
There is a simpler and better way to learn efficiently - learning by doing. Confucius said it best about the power of doing - I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.
There are some significant advantages to this approach.
Confucius said it best about the power of doing. I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.
Also read: It's okay to do it badly
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Posted byPramod Veturi
Global leader with experience managing core banking functions with proven track record of delivering business transformation and growth.