I was thinking about what I learn and how I learn it.
Looking at this, I can see that I’m really not keen on sitting in classes (especially for things I’ve mostly taught myself off the Internet). I learn the most from getting in there and playing around with things. I read a lot about Web 2.0, presentation skills, personal finance, productivity, drawing, and leadership, but I haven’t found many good blogs or resources for delegation. When it comes to technical topics like Drupal or Emacs, I learn the most by getting into the source code and by helping the community solve problems. I mostly turn to mentors for help in navigating IBM and understanding the organization, although we also talk about life, Web 2.0, and communication and leadership skills.
That made me think about what I primarily read about, what I talk to lots of people about, and what I talk to specific mentors about.
That makes me think of things I might want to move to different parts of the Venn diagram, like productivity… Hmm.