Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. Thomas Henry Huxley (via Donald Knuth )
You push at the boundary for a few years… Until one day, the boundary gives way… And, that dent you’ve made is called a Ph.D… So, don’t forget the bigger picture: Keep pushing. (via What are the main differences between a Masters and a PhD in computer science? – Quora )
Study Hacks » You Know What You Write: The Textbook Method for Ultra-Learning In two cases I spent roughly the same amount of time trying to learn new knowledge. In one case, I efficiently mastered a new area, while in another, I ended up frustrated. The comparison highlights the power of a simple act: describing and organizing information in your own words.
How to call bullshit on a guru « Scott Berkun Do… Ask “have you done this yourself?” Ask “How do you know what you know?” Ask “When is the theory you are advocating wrong?” Look for admissions of mistakes and failures. Ask “Why do so many people fail at this?” Don’t… One factual error doesn’t dismiss a theory or a person. Use an expert as your negative stepping stone. Demand instant satisfaction....