A picture is worth a thousand words
it is one way I learn
I have been writing posts each day trying to perpetuate the bias around the word “creative”. Kind of a broken record metaphor. In the good old days, we used to scratch the records and the player would get stuck on that line. I believe I kinda sound like that. So, I am going to take a break, while I noodle in my head on how to break this impasse in modeling.
I have been talking about how I learn. Your learning style might be completely different, I acknowledge that as it goes back to being human, there is particularly not one answer.
One technique I use is pictures and a lesser amount of words makes my learning quicker, at least for a modeler who thinks of pictures all the time. Not in words. Pictures are often metaphors and since the human brain is a pattern matcher, these pictures get directly get stored (in extremely low resolution) than words. In fact, I would argue that words also get translated into some pictorial form for recall.
Here a sample of four pictures I read from my subscribed pictorial and statistical newsletters as an example of how you can quickly digest and synthesize something. They come in different frequencies - daily, weekly, every two weeks, occasionally, etc.
Markets: The Buffett Indicator at All-Time Highs: Is This Cause for Concern?
COVID-19 Vaccine Doses: Who’s Got At Least One?
Charted: Money Can Buy Happiness After All
Technology: Which Streaming Service Has the Most Subscriptions?
What do you read and digest in pictures every day? Would you be able to minimize words in your consumption of data and information? And to what extent?
What is your favorite and what would add to this list below?
List of my favorite newsletters that I subscribe to in this realm: