Matthew Broadwell’s 4-stages of Competence learning pyramid was published in 1969. It’s smart, intuitive, and, well, just take a look for yourself and think about what’s missing:
He didn’t say it so directly, but I will.
Not just the mushy kind either. We’re talking about how senses, sensibilities, and your gut play a role as you practice your way through these levels.
It’s more than logic. We’re flawed calculators, extra Kahneman. Putting learning in a loop reminds us just how iterative the process should be visualized.
This is one of my new favorite graphics. Grand slam Neil, thank you.
Ps. I have a few older essays I’m thinking of revisiting/updating that cover some of this stuff. Slightly longer reads, but see “From Punchlines to Basslines (Lessons In Thinking Better)” and “Choice.” Let me know if you think I should give them a refresh.