Listening notes: Get Ready
- The book is about preparation, in the most practical and pragmatic sense. If you have X hours to spend, and your goal is to do the best possible job at Y, how should you spend your X hours? The answer is probably not do do the most traditional, conventional sorts of practice. Buzzy has better answers.
- This book should be as famous as The Art of Learning in the relevant crowd. I would actually recommend Get Ready over The Art of Learning for most people.
- I was hearted to see echoes of my notes about preparing for coding interviews.
- Buzzy did a great job reading the audiobook. Unlike most, it's a pleasure to listen to.
- The material is very general and not just for prospective Jeopardy! contestants. (This is very clear from the book itself, but not as clear from its marketing.)
- Picasso (supposedly) said that whereas when art critics get together they talk high-mindedly about art concepts, when artists get together they talk about where you can get cheap turpentine. This is the "cheap turpentine talk" of life.
I value nuts-and-bolts / practical-advice-type books more than most people do (proof), and this is the very best one I know of in its domain.