It’s never been easier, or more important, to grow your own knowledge base. Here’s what the science of self-directed learning can teach you.
Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn’t need school. They didn’t need “the system.” They needed only their passion and their talent to propel themselves to grandeur. Bill Gates, a college dropout turned billionaire techie and world saver is the modern apotheosis of the autodidact. His predecessors include Abe Lincoln, Virginia Woolf, Leonardo da Vinci, and Charles Darwin.