Essay 22: “Flatland: A simple model of learning facts”

Breakthrough innovators are curious and have a great capacity for absorbing, retaining and recalling factual information.

With the present essay, we further explore and develop the “know what” aspects of our simple model of innovation.  First, I use the knowledge spectrum discussed in the last essay to depict what it looks like when a person learns facts and, then, I share a specific example to further illustrate this concept: a “T-shaped” person morphing into a “π-shaped” person by learning facts.

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