Startups · Entrepreneurship

What are your thoughts on learning transfer?

Mike Manangan --

September 20th, 2016

This is something that I learned from reading an article where it stated how Elon Musk learns in one context and applies it to another. Musk‘s learning transfer process includes reconstructing principles learned in artificial intelligence, technology, physics, and engineering into different fields. Here are some examples of this:

-In aerospace in order to create SpaceX.

-In automotive in order to create Tesla with self-driving features.

-In trains in order to envision the Hyperloop.

-In aviation in order to envision electric aircraft that take off and land vertically.

-In technology in order to envision a neural lace that interfaces your brain.

-In technology in order to help build PayPal.

-In technology in order to co-found OpenAI, a non-profit that limits the probability of negative artificial intelligence futures.

What are your thoughts on this?

Tom Cunniff Founder at Cunniff Consulting, B2B Brand Consultancy

September 20th, 2016

All creativity -- in business or elsewhere -- is the result of making non-linear, unexpected connections. It makes sense to try to have some sort of formalized process to encourage that, but in the end human creativity tends to resist process. Humans tend make more breakthroughs when we are playing and far fewer when we are thinking along some pre-defined path.