Ben Casnocha, author of The Startup of You tells a story of a lecture where the only folks that were taking notes were also some of the more successful members of the audience. Do note-taking and success go hand in hand?
You could argue people have different approaches to capturing nuggets of wisdom and committing those nuggets to memory. Sure. But I’m skeptical of passive learning. If you don’t write down what you’re hearing and learning, what are the odds you remember it?
There was plenty to write down, to be sure. It was an insightful talk. What gives? My theory: The audience was mostly students. Experts — or those who have deconstructed what experts do — take notes. Novices don’t see the point.
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Previously with Casnocha: Why Entrepreneurial Thinking Is For Everyone Now