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Facing Up to All There Is to Learn

I had the pleasure recently of seeing Dan Roam speak at a conference. Dan wrote Back of the Napkin – one of the many books on my long list of wanna-reads – and his basic concepts are that (a) the person or organization that can best described a problem is most likely to solve it (or at least get funded to try), and (b) you can draw the solution to just about any problem.

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That got me to thinking a bit about what I’m up to here at Mission to Learn as I approach the end of my second year. Learning itself is not a “problem” – it’s a process that never ends. On the other hand, how to best blog about learning day-in-and-day-out in a way that is most meaningful to me and my very diverse reader base is, to say the least, a challenge. How do I chart the most fulfilling path into all there is to learn?

I don’t have an answer, and I have my doubts about ever being able to draw one on the back of a napkin. But I thought perhaps I’d start trying to articulate the problem – or, perhaps better, the challenging opportunity – a bit more clearly and see where that leads. If you have thoughts, I welcome them. In the meantime, I’m off to the store to buy some napkins.

Jeff Cobb
Mission to Learn

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