Debbie Millman | Audio

Richard Saul Wurman

Richard Saul Wurman wants to get it. And he wants you to get it too. “Get what?” you may ask. Anything and everything. Wurman has made a business of understand what he doesn’t already know, and passing on what he does know. His fascination with technology, entertainment, and design lead him to found the TED conference. And with over 90 books to his name, Wurman is clearly still at it. His latest book, Understanding Understanding, is Wurman’s fantasy of being the dumbest person in the room and being able to identify all the connections of how other people think, talk, explain, and visualize.

Debbie talks to Wurman about learning and education. “If you have a learning system, you don’t have an education system. If you have an education system, you don’t have a learning system. Education is from the top down, and learning is from the bottom up.”

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