Building Your Mental Database

I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. One of my favorite shots of Sachin is a full blooded drive, second boundary in the video. He would score a boundary of Brett Lee without moving an inch. Brett Lee delivered the ball at 152.5 kilometers per hour. At that speed the ball would reach Sachin in less than two seconds. Click here to read the rest.

10 thoughts on “Building Your Mental Database

  1. At brett lees pace, it would actually reach sachin in less than 0.5 seconds, much much less than 2 seconds!! Constant learning/practice creates ‘muscle memory’ which sachin can execute without thinking.

  2. Great post. I’m actually just trying to work out my own system for synthesizing new information when you’re last two posts popped into my inbox, very timely.

    So far I’ve discovered techniques like recalling what you have just read (from the MOOC “Learning How to Learn”) … and allowing time to let your mind wander (diffuse thinking), once focused thinking has been done.

    … other very helpful techniques are “lecturing too the wall” , thinking hard on a question before sleep (pose question to subconscious), getting concepts into images through drawing (right hemisphere and pattern recognition).

    … I’m currently looking at mind mapping. You also had a previous post about the benefits of teaching for your own understanding and I think that is a very important concept.


  3. Very well written Jana… definitely inspires to read more and know more….cheers!!

  4. Jana, thank you very much for writing this article. It was very timely for me as I have been struggling with maintaining a balance between A (my current profession) and C (to be a value investor). I think the struggle with go on but looking things in right perspective will make the struggle intense and enjoyable.


    • Thanks Manoj. Many are treating to be great at A and C. But this isn’t easy and requires phenomenal commitment and efforts.


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