Here’s an update on Chapter 7 of Cognitive Productivity. I’ve published most of this chapter already. I’ve written a first draft of all but the final section of that chapter.
Continue reading Update on Chapter 7 of the Book, Cognitive Productivity
One of the biggest challenges we face in learning from text is that we process it in a dry, cognitive way. In other words, information processing (from knowledge resources) is highly cerebral. It involves language, reasoning, and relatively simple perception. Yet somehow we need to “compile” such very abstract information into low-level perception and motivation, so that we can use it to act. More generally, we need to program and connect very disparate areas of our mind.
Continue reading From Reading to Changing How We Perceive, Think, Feel and Act
Most of the information we process is digital. While the tools we use for learning are in some respects better than paper, in others they are worse. In this article, I claim that:
- Progress is problem-driven
- Most learning tools are cognitively impotent
- Self-directed learners should use potent cognitive tools and do so in a manner that promotes their learning.
Continue reading Why Use Potent Cognitive Tools —and How
Frieda Werden did a great job of interviewing me today on CJSF. We discussed the importance of benefitting from a wealth of information; the difficulties we face in doing so; and what we can do about them.
Continue reading Interview about Benefitting from Information Prosperity
My new ebook, Cognitive Productivity, is now available for sale on Lean Pub. By purchasing this book, you get copies to read in ebook readers of your choice* or even in a PDF reader! You can read it on your computer, iPad, or other mobile device. Continue reading New Cognitive Productivity Book by Luc P. Beaudoin
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, mentioned at D11 last week that Apple’s “customers love surprises”. Our clients at CogZest have had the benefits of some of our products and a window into the future of cognitive productivity. However, coincidentally, CogZest has been rather coy on this web site about our own direction. Continue reading Good Things to Come in 2013