Want to have an opinion on a topic? Easy, read a few books on said topic, you’ll have plenty of material for your next cocktail party. Don’t like reading? Buy an audio book on iTunes. Don’t like books? Read blogs. Don’t like reading blogs? Listen to Podcasts. Don’t like Podcasts? Watch as many videos on Ted.com as you possibly can.
True education is not institutionalized learning, that’s the bare minimum of education (school). A burning curiosity to get to the bottom of a topic and researching it thoroughly, that’s real education. It starts with a belief that you yourself are in control of what you put in your mind, and your mind is like any other muscle in your body, the more you use it, the better it gets.
The vast majority of truly successful people figured out how to learn fast at a young age and never stopped. Warren Buffet’s kids joke that they never saw their father, just a head buried in a newspaper or book. In 1993 Mark Cuban was reading a book every other day for the sole purpose of having an educated opinion on many different facets of business. This aggressive education style worked out quite well for those two fellas.
If I haven’t convinced you to start learning more can I at least offer my favorites picks from the mediums mentioned above? I hope when you can read, listen and watch these you’ll be as inspired as I was.
10 Favorite Books
5 Favorite Blogs
5 Favorite Videos
5 Favorite Podcasts
1. Radio Lab
Have a book, video, blog or podcast you want to share? Please do in the comments below. Muchas gracias!