Posts by Daniel

Hack how to learn a new skill

Hack how to learn a new skill

As a self-declared (and self-trained) nerd, I’ve been asked a lot of times how I had learnt a particular skill. And for a while my answer used to be “you just go ahead and learn it”, until I started reflecting more about it. Maybe my job teaching at university had something to do with it!

In this post (our second entry on learning), I’m going to share some of my experience. You can follow the links on each one of the topics, to read more about it, more details on my personal journey, and  …click to read more!

Do you want to learn to code? No excuse now!

Random code

Business Insider has published a really cool compilation of places where you can learn to code for free! Check it out here!

I wanted to add a few lines as well about my personal experience with some of this! I’ve tried quite a few of the links they provide.

I have a very high opinion of the courses that …click to read more!

Risks are good if you learn

Take risks: if you win you will be happy, if you loose you will be wise

Take risks: if you win you will be happy, if you loose you will be wise

Why be risk averse?

Hacking learning

Screenshot of my Coursera page

I love learning new stuff! I always like to have something new that I’m exploring, and also to keep improving some of the skills I’m already confident on. I’m currently starting to learn how to program in Ruby on Rails, and I’m a continuous learner of guitar-playing and communication. And every now and then, I pick up a new instrument and make myself comfortable with it. I just love it! …click to read more!

A better way to think about risk

Stop thinking what could go wrong, start thinking what could go right!

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