Problems and Solutions

23 October 2018 | Comments Off on Problems and Solutions

Short Take: Time Management

18 September 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Time Management

Complexity Sells

9 July 2018 | Comments Off on Complexity Sells

According to Roman philosophers, simplicity is the hallmark of truth. And yet, networks have become ever more complex over time. Why is this? Because complexity sells. In this short take, I talk about why complexity sells, and some of the mental habits you can use to overcome our natural tendency to prefer the complex.

Learning to Ask Questions

29 January 2018 | 1 Comment

A lot of folks ask me about learning theory—they don’t have the time for it, or they don’t understand why they should. This video is in answer to that question.

One Weird Trick

25 January 2018 | Comments Off on One Weird Trick

I’m often asked what the trick is to become a smarter person—there are many answers, of course, which I mention in this video. But there is “one weird trick” many people don’t think about, which I focus on here. [fusion_sharing link=”https://rule11.tech/one-weird-trick/” /]

Macrotasking

18 January 2018 | 1 Comment

  How do I get so much done? One way is to macrotask—the topic of this video.

Growing and Selling

4 December 2017 | Comments Off on Growing and Selling

A lot of people say just to save money, and watch it grow. There is more to life than just growing, though—you need to figure out what to sell, as well.

Learning to Ask Questions

13 November 2017 | Comments Off on Learning to Ask Questions

One thing I’m often asked in email and in person is: why should I bother learning theory? After all, you don’t install SPF in your network; you install a router or switch, which you then configure OSPF or IS-IS on. The SPF algorithm is not exposed to the user, and does not seem to really…

The Knowledge Mortgage

8 August 2017 | 5 Comments

One of the common questions I get is this: I need to study to get a job, and I do not see how learning all this theory stuff is helpful. It’s time to take this line of thinking on with a look at the concept of a learning (or knowledge) mortgage. Cross posted to Network…

Learn to Think

18 July 2017 | 7 Comments