We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
You want to keep learning, don’t you? – to be one of those life-long learners we hear such good things about…
Some simple questions:
Are you reading business books? Other nonfiction books? Are you attending conferences? Watching videos for the purpose of learning from the videos? Do you read long-form essays?
Where are you getting your “heavier doses” of content? — You are getting heavier doses of content, aren’t you?
It seems to me that we need some regular sources for “learning new stuff, reinforcing important stuff” content. If we don’t make time for this, and find effective ways to discover and learn from such content, then over the long haul, the world will pass us by. And, those who do a better job at this than we do will pass us by.
And, keeping up is more important than ever.
I consider my job to partly be helping people “keep up.” Our event, the First Friday Book Synopsis, is a fast-paced, content-rich event, designed to help people “keep up.” Sure, there is valuable networking (connections and conversations with people you can learn from – we’ve got great folks coming to our event); along with great food. But, you also learn a pretty hefty amount of content in two fast-paced book synopsis presentations. (You can always click on our site’s home page to see the two books we will present at our next next event).
And, we record our presentations (audio recordings), and make the audio + handouts available at our companion site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com.
But don’t read this post as an appeal for you to join us, or to purchase our synopses from our site. (Although, we would love for you to join us, and check out our site).
Read this for what it is – a reminder to be a life-long learner, and an encouragement to take your life-long learning seriously. If you want to be a life-long learner, and you want to be a part of (or lead) a learning organization, then you have to ask, and be able to answer: “what are you doing, regularly, to keep learning?”
If you can’t answer that; if you are not involved, pretty much all the time, in learning, well… let’s just say it is time to pursue just such a constantly-learning lifestyle.