Elon Musk's Playbook: The Stealthy Approach to Rapid Knowledge Assimilation

We are all keen to learn more and gain a competitive advantage at work, school or in our side hustle. But why do some people learn faster than others?

I suspect it all comes down to the systems, and one thing is for sure, we tend to overcomplicate our thinking and learning. It seems to boil down to the fundamentals and not the rabbit holes we all tend to take.

Jessica Stillman writes for Inc Magazine

One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.

I think once the fundamentals are clear, you can begin to branch off and make larger connections. One tool that is good for this learning are mind maps, this helps visualize your thinking.