Sahil Bloom

Abstracted from a Twitter thread

February 2021

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Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman

The Feynman Technique is a foundational mental model for unlocking growth in your career, startup, business, or writing.

Here's how it works and how it can change your life...


Richard Feynman was an American theoretical physicist.

He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his groundbreaking work in quantum electrodynamics.

Feynman's true genius, however, was in his ability to convey extremely complex ideas in simple, digestible ways.

Richard Feynman observed that complexity and jargon are often used to mask a lack of deep understanding.

The Feynman Technique is a learning framework that forces you to strip away needless complexity and develop a deep, elegant understanding of a given topic.

The Feynman Technique involves four key steps:

(1) Identify (2) ELI5 ("Explain It To Me Like I'm 5") (3) Reflect & Study (4) Organize, Convey & Review

Let's cover each step and how you can make this powerful framework work for you...