Book Summaries
Book Summaries
Sep 29, 2021
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley Summary
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This is my book summary of A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley.

My favorite quotes from the book:

Those who are the most disagreeable tend to be the most creative. This is because creative people challenge existing answers and assumptions.

Merely glancing at the solution to a problem and thinking you truly know it yourself is one of the most common illusions of competence in learning.

The dread of doing a task uses up more time and energy than doing a task itself.

Procrastination can be like taking tiny amounts of poison. It may not seem harmful at the time, but the long-term effects can be very damaging.

One might say that work substitutes for talent, or better yet, that work creates talent.

Simple explanations are possible for almost any concept, no matter how complex.

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://jsilva.blog/2020/09/28/mind-numbers-summary/

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