Colin Devroe

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Elon Musk AMA

January 6, 2015

Reddit continues to be the best place to find public interviews with interesting people. Elon Musk did an AMA yesterday — fascinating stuff. Here is part of his answer to how he has managed to learn so much so quickly.

One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.

Think about that the next time you jump into a web development framework that extends a language you do not have much knowledge in or the next time you hold a strong opinion on a topic that you have little to know background on.

Here are the top AMAs on Reddit currently.