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Unlearning From the Land Down Under

Posted in Quotes, Unlearning Lesson

For years, I have been telling people an amazing story of the healing powers of Aboriginal People of Australia that I had read about in a non-fiction book. The name of the book was lost on me but on a recent trip to Australia I learned the name was Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo…


Nothing to Worry About? Don’t Be So Confident

Posted in Confidence, Quotes

“If you can’t think of a thing to be worried about, worry about being overconfident.” –Bobby Knight I’m not a big fan of Coach Knight but I admire this quote from his new book, The Power of Negative Thinking. If you’re interested in some methods for protecting yourself from over-confidence, I encouraged you to read…


10 Quotations on the Future of Education

Posted in Education, Future, Futurist, Higher Education, Quotes

1. “There’s a tsunami coming.” Stanford President, John Hennessey discussing the future of online education. 2. “We are reinventing education. This will change the world.” Anant Agarwal, Head of edX, discussing the new consortium in this article. (Agarwal also called edX “the biggest change in education since the invention of the printing press” is this…


Of This One Thing I’m Certain

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I love this quote from Bertrand Russell: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” I think I like it almost as much as this one from G.K. Chesterton. Related Posts The Problem with the World: Me Know Doubt


Enough is Enough: Give Yourself Time by Committing Hara Hachi Bu

Posted in Behavior, Quotes, Unlearn Strategy, Wisdom

There is a Japanese word, Hara hachi bu. It means “eat until 80 percent full.” If you’re trying to lose weight it is a wonderful philosophy to abide by. Be forewarned, however, it isn’t easy to follow. This is because it takes the brain 20 minutes from the time the stomach is full until the…


Re-Understand, Leave Assumptions Behind and Unlearn

Posted in Assumptions, Quotes, Unlearn Strategy, Unlearning Lesson

“Most people aren’t trained to want to face the process of re-understanding a subject they already know. One must obtain not just literacy, but deep involvement and re-understanding.” This wonderful quotation is from Charles Eames and comes compliments of Brain Pickings–a marvelously curated weekly newsletter for the insatiably curious. It reminded me of this quotation…


Self-Education is the Key to Your Future

Posted in Education, Quotes

The future is accelerating. The rate of change is itself changing and becoming ever faster. One of the consequences of this state of affairs is that knowledge is becoming obsolete at an ever accelerating pace. This leads to a paradox: Education is becoming both less and more important at the same time. It’s becoming less…


Self-Education is the Key to Your Future

Posted in Change, Education, Higher Education, Quotes, Unlearning

The future is accelerating. The rate of change is itself changing and becoming ever faster. One of the consequences of this state of affairs is that knowledge is becoming obsolete at an ever accelerating pace. This leads to a paradox: Education is becoming both less and more important at the same time. It’s becoming less…


The Torment of the Unknown

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“Those who do not know the torment of the unknown cannot have the joy of discovery.” –Claude Bernard Related Posts: Unlearning the need for Answers The Iceberg Principle P.S. This quotation was found compliments of Maria Popova’s wonderful blog, BrainPickings.


The First Principle of Unlearning

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“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” –Richard Feynman Richard Feynman, the Nobel-prize winning physicist, who uttered these wise words also kept “a notebook of things I don’t know.” One way to remain open to the need for unlearning is to similarly keep “a…


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