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The value of deep learning

Liked The dangers of short form content by thewokesalaryman (thewokesalaryman.com)

Short-form content is the spark that gets you to care about something. Yet it’s long-form content (like books) that will give you deep understanding.

[Y]ou can do more when you know more.

A link between depth and intentionality: choosing what you want to learn about, pursuing answers to specific questions. Broad curiosity followed by more focused quests for greater understanding.

Ties back into my general complaint about the internet: there’s a vast sea of 101 (and even lower junk) content dotted by archipelagos of richer material.

See also:

Content marketing has become hollow signaling

Go Deeper, Not Wider

Why the Depth Year Was My Best Year

 

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A diverse pool

Liked Portfolio thinking by Seth Godin (Seth’s Blog)

The mistake we often make is in building a choice set (which we mistakenly call a ‘portfolio’) by trying again and again for one guaranteed ideal choice. That’s not a portfolio. Instead, we should focus on going to the edges, not trying to group everything at some imaginary ‘center’.

Instead of deciding between two similar options, compare two quite different, distinct options.

Interesting to consider because I feel like I often will narrow down options until they’re nearly indistinguishable. Instead of comparing very similar yellow cardigans, pick between a snazzy black jacket and a cozy yellow sweater 🤔