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February 8th, 2014

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 12:46 pm
  • Search target: finding a specific quote about learning that goes roughly "If you can read and understand the work of the world's foremost leading expert in a subject, you can make yourself the second leading expert".  Quote believed to be in a book or website about Frank Abagnale Jr. or Ferdinand Waldo Demara.
  • Search result: http://www.winwenger.com/bootstrp.htm
  • Information source used: http://www.google.com
  • Search strategy employed: "but if you can understand"+"second leading expert" 
  • Evaluation of material: I'd forgotten this website existed.  An interesting collection of learning strategies, beyond just the one involving the quote I recalled.  Also links to other related websites on enhanced learning strategies, such as Genius by Design, the site I was recalling the Abagnale and Demara association from.
  • Paraphrased ideas or direct quotes: "When you read and understand the work of a world’s leading expert, you can become the world’s second-leading expert."
  • What have I learned?: Finding this quote would have been impossible if I hadn't given up on the idea that it was in a book or website associated with Abagnale or Demara.  Only by removing those names as search terms was I able to locate the quote.
  • Ideas for next search: Go back to searching for generalized learning techniques and learning strategies rather than searching for material on Abagnale or Demara.  Particularly focus on Renaissance Men and geniuses.