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Monday, November 20, 2006

Learning it the hard way!

Learning is a never ending process, they say! Life teaches at every point. All through the student life, students are made to read and study under the garb of learning. They are always in the illusion that they are learning, but they are studying. They are studying Social Sciences, Mathematics and whatever! But, learning happens outside books, in open air, among people. I dont think there is any learning in a class.

As time passes, learning leads you into newer lanes of life. Companies rehash their strategies based on their learnings from the previous strategy. Every project team has to capture their learnings in a document before the take upon a new project, and this is the real value addition. In an MBA class, learning happens and is interesting, cos for the first time it seems like it is happening in class, but not definitely due to the harangues being hurled at the students from the professors. It happens in the project groups, the committees and in the informal interactions the diverse class has among itself. Learning is the only thing that never ceases to exist! You can learn a loot from a kid to an old person, all you need is a receptive mind and a knack for good things! Friends teach a lot in life, and thats what determines the chemistry and revelry among friends.

Microsoft Zuke is a shape to the learning it had from Apple's IPod and its consequent success. My this post is a result of the learning that it had been almost a month since I posted. So, where do we put learning? Is it the precursor to action? If it is, then where does it come from? Does all studying lead to learning? Is all learning unconventional? What is the leading indicator, sorry for the Economics parlance, for Learning? or, can learning be a Leading Indicator for something else?

All these are questions, but are quite simple I guess because one could always shrug and say, I dont know! But the, the question that transcends all these and persists over all our minds, which we persistently fail to acknowledge and answer is, How is learning measured?

Is it by Monetary success? What about lotteries?
Is it by academic success? Heard of Bill Gates?
Is it by blissful life? Heard of Edison?
Is it by fame? Huh, too many here...

Can learning ever be quantised and metricised? With all due regard to the appraisal and grading systems so prevalent in the system, what is the main target? Learning or money or grades? How do we leverage on this and how do we find the right opportunity, the goose that hatches the golden eggs. Did someone say, I am getting monetary... Duhhh!

PS: Rest assured, am sure you learnt one thing, not to stumble over this space again!

Cheers! :)

4 Comments:

At November 20, 2006 12:18 PM, Blogger TMaYaD said...

duh!!

 
At November 22, 2006 6:26 PM, Blogger Saraswathi said...

Well at the end of the post I learnt that I should be visiting this blog for sure:P

Learning doesnt have any limits watsoever.Rite from the time u are born,learning is like growing up.Every day in your life has something new to teach u.It neither can be quantised nor measured.But it is upto an individual how open he is to accept new things and learn them.Learning infact happens smtimes even widout our knowledge lk u see things,u gossip,u have fun and at the end of the day u mite feel u havent learnt anything.But actually every action u do,every day u live is in itself a process of learning..
well..now i learnt that i shd stop my comment here:P
Keep posting often:)

 
At December 05, 2006 2:02 AM, Blogger miz4ever said...

Learning....the hardest way is to mug note....lol...nice blog!

 
At December 05, 2006 6:12 PM, Blogger Uday said...

A small correction.. the Microsoft's product name is Zune not Zuke.. and btw it's not an ipod killer which tells us that Microsoft still has a lot to learn.. ;)

 

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