Where to Learn

A compendium of resources to learn new skillsets and mindsets

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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). 


Learning to Learn

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

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.



Dash by General Assembly

A fun and free online course by General Assembly that teaches html5, CSS and Javascript, and culminates in a Tumblr Theme!

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

Learn to Code HTML and CSS with Shay Howe

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

Blogging for Business with Tim Soulo and Ahrefs

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.


Artificial Intelligence

Elements of AI by the University of Helsinki

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.


Machine Learning by Andrew Ng, Stanford University, Coursera

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

Online Marketing Resources Trello Board

Check out my public Trello board with great resources for the above!


Google Sheets

Ben Collins

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!

Advanced Formulas in Google Sheets

Apps Script Blastoff!

Extreme Formulas In Google Sheets – $99

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