11: Focused Down Learning

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Things Mentioned

Friend of the show Bill Columbia asks

"How to balance always learning new things, but still getting stuff done?" - Bill Columbia

  • A good CTO would make this easier on you and lay some of the groundwork for learning & implementing new things
  • Use your most productive/efficient hours of day to learn new things
  • Write down some concrete goals before jumping into the water
  • Read the actual docs, not just blog posts others have written
  • learn the smallest possible thing that will be immediately useful to you

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  • Developer Tea - A podcast for developers designed to fit inside your tea break.
  • Design Details - A show about the people who design our favorite products.
  • Immutable - A short, weekly show about design and development hosted by Sam Soffes & Bryn Jackson.
  • Vicarious - Everyday escapism from three designers' point of view.