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I work in Commercial and have a decent amount of downtime this time of the year. I've always been a fan of constant learning but I've hit a wall of sorts as of late.

Do you have any recommendations for free learning courses? Hopefully we can compile a list of resources that'll be helpful to others.

Thanks

Comments (18)

Apr 12, 2019

you should learn to rap and grow mushrooms

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Apr 12, 2019

Psh, you think I don't already know how to rap?!

Psychedelics were never my thing though. I'm good without the whole melting walls and seeing sounds stuff.

Apr 12, 2019

you are not a CURIOUS BOYYO

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 15, 2019

No but for real on the mushrooms. Oyster Mushrooms and the like - VERY Valuable.

Apr 12, 2019

https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
MIT open courseware is always interesting - much of it is way, way beyond my capacity but still interesting. Worth looking through though depending on how much learning you want to dive into.

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Apr 12, 2019

Nice, thanks for posting this. I completely forgot about their open courseware stuff. I'll definitely dig into it

Apr 16, 2019

ditto for coursera and khan academy.

if I had a lot of down time, I'd do 5 things:

  1. master a current skill I'm so-so at (again, not selling or work related, something like a sport/hobby)
  2. learn a new skill (not like math, something like muay thai that I'm interested in but have not made time for)
  3. read 1 book a week, and not just on business, but classics, religion, psychology, history, etc.
  4. learn a job related subject (MIT OCW, coursera, khan academy are all good)
  5. foreign language - duolingo is great
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Apr 12, 2019

I'm reading Dynamic Hedging by Nassim Taleb, having a little bit of trouble figuring out the math, but it is great fun.

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Apr 12, 2019

I think I would have trouble maintaining interest in it over a period of time. More like something I would go hard into for a week and never think about again

Apr 15, 2019

Since you said you've always been a fan of constant learning, I'll start by asking, what are some of the things/sports/games/subject matters you feel like you've already tackled?

Apr 15, 2019

Try to learn face reading, it is a really interesting topic that can help you in your life

Apr 12, 2019

i think ladies should learn to give really good head
and switch it up as well
you can be with one chick but pretend its a bunch of different mouths
thats what i think should be prioritized in schools

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Apr 16, 2019

A lot of random stuff on Udemy, and you can get a serious discount every so often.

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Apr 17, 2019

Good site.

Apr 16, 2019

I feel you on hitting the wall. Not sure if you already know how to or not but possibly learning to code (or learning a new coding language). Really interesting stuff as well as useful.

Definitely worth trying!