Where to Learn
A compendium of resources to learn new skillsets and mindsets
Many people ask me where I learnt about stuff. Digital, coding and social media and more.
Here are some of the sites and sources I recommend if you want to learn new things.
A lot of what I read and learn these days comes from newsletters I subscribe to. Here are my favourites.
I’ve highlighted the main topic of the newsletter, but part of why I love these newsletters is because they share tidbits and goodies about just about anything under the sun. Best part – they also don’t try to sell you anything.
(Pro tip: add to VIP on IOS Mail so you get them in a separate mailbox).
- James Clear – Habits
- Brian Clark: Further.net – Health, wealth, and personal growth resources for Generation X
- Tim Ferriss – 5 Bullet Friday
- Nat Eliason – Monday Medley Newsletter
- Farnam Street by Shane Parrish – Brain Food newsletter, mental models
- Casey Newton: The Interface – Facebook, social networks, democracy
- Austin Kleon – Creativity
- Ryan Holiday – Reading List
- Nir Eyal – Behavioural psychology, technology, business
- Dr Peter Attia MD – Longevity, Health, Science, Performance
- Shelly Palmer – AI, Tech Strategy
- Ben Collins – Weekly Google Sheets Tip
- Jimmy Daly – Weekly dose of inspiration & Content Marketing
- Kevan Lee – Startup Marketing Newsletter
- Avinash Kaushik – Marketing < > Analytics Intersect Newsletter
Learning to Learn
Highly recommended free Coursera course by Dr Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski
More resources on techniques used by smart people on learning to learn can be found here.
Build Things Without Code
Makerpad is the no-code platform you need to create tools for your work. From professionals to creators, you can view tutorials, develop skills, browse jobs and build tools.
Love this platform. Great tutorials. Check it out.
Project 1: Build a Personal Website – see mine
Project 2: Build a Responsive Blog Theme
Project 3: Build a Small Business Website
Project 4: Build a CSS Robot
Project 5: Build a Madlibs Game
Build a Tumblr Theme
Shay explains the concepts very well – also learnt how to change the color on buttons for more impact which lead to an increase in donations for my Pencils of Promise fundraising website.
Blogging & SEO
I was lucky enough to win a Twitter contest for this US$799 Blogging for Business course by Tim Soulo at Ahrefs.com and I thought it was great! Good for SEO beginners with lots of actionable tips.
Check out my takeaways in this Twitter thread.
38 Expert Medium Writing Tips Course by Dave Schools
I became Medium’s top writer in AI in 2018 after taking this course.
A series of free online courses created by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki, offered to encourage as broad a group of people as possible to learn what AI is, what can (and can’t) be done with AI, and how to start creating AI methods.
The courses combine theory with practical exercises and can be completed at your own pace.
This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, datamining, and statistical pattern recognition.
Topics include: (i) Supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks). (ii) Unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning). (iii) Best practices in machine learning (bias/variance theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI).
Digital Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Chatbots
Check out my public Trello board with great resources for the above!
A wonderful website with many tutorials on advanced formulas for Google Sheets and Google Apps Scripts.
You can also try these courses by Ben – the first two are free!