Search and then Dive in
Google search is so powerful. I used to find things in the library. If I was fortunate enough, I would find a great book. I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a thin book when I was a child. Now I can search for everything as long as I use the right keyword.
How to know the right keyword? Just keep searching and dive in. How to generate “leads”? I didn’t know “leads” until I saw many articles use this keyword. How to optimize yield? I didn’t know “Yield Optimization”.
Yes, it takes time. But less time than I thought. Using the right keyword I can find more and better knowledge.
Find the root
I like to check the reference or source. People write things after they understand. I may have a different understanding or I can understand more completely when I see the source. Watching how people consume and transfer the knowledge, it’s magic.
People recommend better people. Following their recommendations is a great way to find the root.
Read 1st information and develop my own thoughts. I may not have many thoughts after reading, there is not much I can write down. It’s a feeling. Like a seed spreads in my mind. I still need to learn more to let it grow.
Yes, it takes time. But less time than I expect. Sometimes I read a lot to understand the same concept. If I can find the source, usually it helps to know better so I can read less.
Things link together
Build things people want. Talk to the customers. YC Startup School, svpg, Continuous Discovery, and many product coaches talk about the same thing. And I see some people who never heard about the above concept but already applying it. 😲
I like the surprise to find different domains talking about the same “core”. It’s amazing.
Yes, it takes time. So much time so I can see the link. It’s so worthy. I feel like finding a treasure.
Not just read, write | Not just write, use it
This is why I write this article. It’s a reinforcement to me.
Yes, writing takes time. Using it takes more time. When I use it, I own the knowledge. It speeds up my next learning.
Here are great sources I use for products and data. Resource for Product Managers