Paths to Polymathy | Ben Vandgrift | TEDxCharlotte
Learn to learn, by example. While there’s a lot of conversation around how great polymaths are, getting there yourself is still a mystery. Let’s pull back the curtain on that, and look at a spectrum of learning pathways for growing your own knowledge. I want them to walk away from this talk with their boundaries moved. They can, and should, learn more than they think they can. I want them to have another tool in their belt for discovery, another lens through which they can view their own potential genius.
What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? “1. Grow. 2. Grow.”
Ben Vandgrift struggles daily with a compulsion to solve problems. His decades-old journey has most recently led him to Clojure, allowing him to solve many software problems elegantly and efficiently. He works as a software engineer when he’s not being mauled by his rescue panther.
I struggle with a problem-solving compulsion. Like Alton Brown, there’s nothing I hate more than not knowing everything–learning new things is a life’s work, a hobby, a profession, and a joy.This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx