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Sahil Bloom


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The Feynman Technique for learning anything: Step 1: Identify a topic Step 2: Try to explain it to a 5-year-old Step 3: Study to fill in knowledge gaps Step 4: Organize, convey, and review True genius is the ability to simplify, not complicate. Simple is beautiful.

For more detail, here’s a thread I wrote on the technique:

Broadly, one of the lessons here is that teaching is one of the most powerful ways to learn. When you’re learning something new, find opportunities to try to explain what you’re learning to a novice. It cements new learning and exposes the gaps immediately.

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