One of the (many) things that's stuck with me from Katie Hinsen's Cut/daily Meets... interview is this idea of looking outside of your own echo chamber for fresh insights:
What’s the #1 thing that has helped you shorten your craft’s learning curve?
Learning from other industries how they approach similar problems to what we have.
I've learned more, faster, from going outside our industry than from looking at our own past and present.
Getting outside of the echo chamber is a game-changer when it comes to learning, because it gives us more resources, broader perspectives, and a glimpse at our possible futures.
— Katie Hinsen, Post Veteran
In light of that, the insight at the heart of this issue of Cut/daily comes from 'rockstar' mathematician Terence Tao's, Masterclass on Mathematical Thinking.