Theory/Practice Loops
21 Jul, 2020

Teaching puts words to experiences. 

Experience puts images to teaching. 

Both together are “learning,” but they go back and forth in a forever ratcheting motion. 

Don’t go too long into action without checking for theory that levels you up. 

Don’t go too deep into theory without playing some of it out to solidify practical wisdom and unearth the deeper truths of theory. 

I just met someone with an MBA and amazing COO business experience. He got his bachelor’s degree at age 37. Before that he ran all kinds of businesses, from fried bread stands to insurance companies. The MBA put words to his experiences (and leveled him up).

Level up faster by rapidly combining theory/practice learning loops.

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