An Inquisitive LearnerPosted: April 25, 2014
This past Saturday, I had the luxury of some free time to catch up on my reading (almost all on my iPad these days). Even with a voracious daily reading habit*, it’s still easy to accumulate a backlog of articles, blogs, etc. that have captured my interest. On this occasion, I was able to leisurely explore links to other sources, revisit past MBA School learnings, and, of course, purchase a few books. It was a rich, engrossing and rewarding journey that reinforced my long-term enjoyment of being an inquisitive learner.
I don’t deal well with “canned” learning. I’m always asking myself “why” and “really?” For that reason, many times in the past I’ve felt that teachers, librarians and parents have restricted my access to information. The internet represents a rich new frontier for an inquisitive learner, with unlimited possibilities for accessing media and thoughts of all kinds. That is, as long as you don’t allow its gatekeepers to plan and control your travel routes. This is how Google is killing the web is an interesting counterpoint to those who think Google is the Holy Grail. Does this ring true for you? Are you an inquisitive learner? How does this article strike you?
*Daily consumption includes:
- The Wall Street Journal
- The New York Times
- Flipboard (coffee, cycling, design, pens, architecture, technology, travel)
- Feedly (RSS feeder)
- Google News headlines