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Software Architect Bootcamp by Ph.D. Thomas J. Mowbray, Raphael Malveau

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9.1. Alternative Learning

There is another way to learn (rather than making mistakes), and that is through learning from other people. In order to do that effectively, you need two skills that most people lack: how to read between the lines how to take advice. A famous technical editor said, "People don't read," meaning that it's very rare to find someone who's really done his/her homework, reading technical publications and so forth. It is equally true that people don't listen to advice. Including you. Us, too. We all have to try harder to do these basics more effectively. They seem really simple, but most people don't acquire these basic skills in much depth, and therefore waste a great deal of time and energy by not benefiting from the knowledge ...

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