I had a great conversation with a friend yesterday, where we talked about how important it is to be always learning new things, and about how important it is to be always sharing the knowledge that you have. Our conversation meandered to Japanese history, to math to ideas about changing the way our education system works. Although we may not have solved any of life’s great mysteries, we did come up with the idea for an experiment: a peer learning group.
So consider this blog post an invitation – if you’d like to join, simply apply to join the Google Group below. We’ll be taking the first 12 members.
In a nutshell, here is the idea: we’ll have a small group (this is an experiment – we need to keep it manageable for now) and we’ll meet once a month to learn something new. Each event will be approx 1 hour, and it will be presented by one of the group members. The topics don’t need to be related to work, nor do they need to be something you’re an expert in – they just need to be something that will likely be new to the other group members. If you want to join in the fun, you need to be committed to attend the meetings, to keep an open mind, and to present one lesson.
We’re commited to running this for at least a year (so each of the 12 members will get to present) and after that we’ll re-evaluate and determine if it’s worth doing again 🙂
If you’d like to participate in this experiment, let me know. Also, feel free to share this post around.
Update: We’ve found our 12 people. You can still apply above, and I will follow up, but we are filled for the time being 🙂