Skip to main content

So you want to be an expert?

Who doesn't want to be an expert? (Just in case you have stopped here and are pondering whether you want to be an expert... then you have a serious problem buddy. But nothing that the Creating Passionate Users blog cannot resolve).

Well I will not rant on this topic because Kathy Sierra has said it in such a wonderful way, that I will simply point you to an image from her blog. The image says it all.






Notes: This text was originally posted on my earlier blog at http://www.adaptivelearningonline.net
Here are the comments from the original post

-----
COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Tarun Chandel
URL: http://tarunchandel.blogspot.com
DATE: 10/19/2006 10:15:50 AM
I think there is another important aspect of learning, and that is sharing. An expert if doesn't have ability to share things with others then his/her knowledge is of little use. The ability to share is not easy and not everybody is good at it. But just like anything else in life this can be learnt and improved with time and practice.

This is my third comment today on your site, you must be thinking this guy has gone crazy but I am very happy to see your blog and you have always been an inspiration.


COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Parag
DATE: 10/19/2006 12:32:32 PM
I agree. Sharing is one of the most important things to do with knowledge. It is almost an oligation.

Most inventions are made on the foundations of thoughts and knowledge that have been shared by great and generous minds.

Sharing is one of those things... the more you do the more you help others as well as yourself.

Keep the posts coming. I'm glad you like the site. Thanks.

--
Parag

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Running your own one person company

Recently there was a post on PuneTech on mom's re-entering the IT work force after a break. Two of the biggest concerns mentioned were : Coping with vast advances (changes) in the IT landscape Balancing work and family responsibilities Since I have been running a one person company for a good amount of time, I suggested that as an option. In this post I will discuss various aspects of running a one person company. Advantages: You have full control of your time. You can choose to spend as much or as little time as you would like. There is also a good chance that you will be able to decide when you want to spend that time. You get to work on something that you enjoy doing. Tremendous work satisfaction. You have the option of working from home. Disadvantages: It can take a little while for the work to get set, so you may not be able to see revenues for some time. It takes a huge amount of discipline to work without a boss, and without deadlines. You will not get the benefits (insuran

Testing Groovy domain classes

If you are trying to test Grails domain class constraints by putting your unit test cases in the 'test/unit' directory, then your tests will fail because the domain objects will not have the 'valdate' method. This can be resolved in two ways: Place the test cases inside test/integration (which will slow things down) Use the method 'mockForConstraintsTests(Trail)' to create mock method in your domain class and continue writing your test cases in 'test/unit' What follows is some example code around this finding. I am working on a Groovy on Grails project for a website to help programmers keep up and refresh their skills. I started with some domain classes and then moved on to write some unit tests. When we create a Grails project using grails create-app , it creates several directories, one of which is a directory called 'test' for holding unit tests. This directory contains two directories, 'unit', and 'integration' for uni

Some thoughts on redesigning education

Some time back I read a blog post on redesigning education. It asked some very good questions. Stuff which I had been thinking of myself. I left my thoughts on the blog, but I would also like to start a conversation around these ideas with those who read this blog as well. I would like to know what other people think of the issue of redesigning (college) education. I have often thought about how college education can be improved. To answer this question, we first have to ask a very basic question. What is the purpose of education? To me, we need education for 3 things: To learn more about the world around us To lead positive constructive lives To earn a good living / fulfill our ambitions I think education has to a large extent evolved to fulfill #3 (with a bias towards earning a comfortable living). The semester system, along with multiple choice tests, and grading, has made our education system into an assembly line. Students are pushed into the assembly line, given classes, admini