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Adam Gopnik's The Real Work on the Mystery of Mastery

Techstination feature for Thursday, April 27, 2023

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.    In his latest book, The Real Work on the Mystery of Mastery, New York Times best selling author Adam Gopnik talks about learning to drive at the age of 50.   In our wide ranging Techstination interview…which you can find online… Gopnik talked about one of the skills that he had to learn in driving … less in learning to see and steer…than learning to be selectively blind…not seeing too much…

“And that art of selective blindness is part of the mastery of anything.  It’s true of boxing as well.  You have to not be overly obsessed with your opponent.  You have to be aware but not obsessed by your opponent.”

And coding that selective blindness is one of the big challenges for companies trying to build self driving cars today.   The book again, is The Real Work on the Mystery of Mastery.  

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