You Know Much Less Than You Think

The illusion of explanatory depth

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Techniques to fix this illusion

1. Err on the Side of Curiosity

2. The Feynman Technique

  • First, identify the topic you want to learn.
  • Second, write as if you were teaching it to a child.
  • Third, identify knowledge gaps.
  • Finally, tell a story concisely.

3. The Protégé Effect: Learning by Teaching

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I'm a product manager from Chennai living in San Francisco. I enjoy writing about product management, books, food, and people.

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Ashwini Sriram

I'm a product manager from Chennai living in San Francisco. I enjoy writing about product management, books, food, and people.