This is how you can remember what you learn
In the past couple of months, I’ve been enjoying my bicycle rides to work more than usual as I’ve started listening to podcasts and TEDTalks while riding.
One of the podcasts I listen to is the James Altucher show, where James interviews famous people from pretty much every domain. I’ve listened to his conversations with Yuval Noah Harari (author of Sapiens), John McGinley (who plays Dr. Cox on the TV show, Scrubs), Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert, the comic strip), among many others. Some of the people that come on his podcast also write (books or blogs) that I also read (for example, I read Sapiens and I read Scott Adams’s blog). James reads them as well. And then he asks questions about what they’ve written.
So, in a way, listening to his podcast reminds me of my MBA days, where I would read case studies and text books and go to class, where the professor would ask questions and discuss about what I (and other students in my class) have read.