Teach for mastery, not test scores.

Sal Khan’s most important ideas I’ve heard over the years are compressed in his short but powerful TED talk he gave recently. Changing education is probably one of the most important decisions towards a more utopian society. People don’t have to be stupid and learning is fun. Another amazing entrepreneur is Jack Ma, whose favourite role […]

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Can anyone become a genius?

An answer to this question asked on Quora: Can anybody become a genius? Likely, because there is no precise definition of genius. “Imagine going back to the year 1600. Even then, Western Europe was one of the more educated parts of the planet, but back then about 20% of the population could read and write. And […]

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Smartest human being who ever lived?

An answer to Who is the smartest human being that’s ever lived?, on Quora. Sal is one of the main reasons many people pursue education again. So he deserves a mention. Salman Khan. In the year 1998 at MIT, Khan achieved 3 BSc in mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science whereafter he completed 2 MSc in electrical engineering […]

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Chief Happiness Officer

Yes, CHO, a Chief Happiness Officer. I already had the highest regards towards the Khan Academy, but now the bar has been raised again. Together with SpaceX and Tesla, the Khan Academy joined my ‘companies I’d love to work for’ list. At the former two there is something called the ‘no asshole policy‘ coined by Elon Musk. And now […]

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You can learn anything!

While I’ll be catching up on math the next few months and have no idea if I will manage to pull through, I don’t want to discourage anyone from doing the same. Therefore I am dedicating this post to sum up a non-exhaustive list of inspirational material I’ve gathered the past year. Whether I succeed or fail, I will not regret my choice. […]

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