Lester Buck just sent me this great zen koan:
"To know and not to do is not yet to know."
I agree. I've spent a lot of time thinking about this topic, and I came to the conclusion that there's no good word for this phenomenon. Thus, "Intek" -
intek: hybrid of “internalize” and ancient Greek “teknik”
intek: To go from a state of knowing a craft or skill theoretically to knowing how to perform that craft or skill in the real world.
And I wrote -
As far as I know, there’s no great word for this. Before “intek”, you have theoretical knowledge. After intekking, you can now do in the real world and really know it at a deeper and more meaningful level.
Lester and I are of similar minds about this, and we had a nice chat over email. Ee shared some more quotes and gave me permission to share these here:
Here are a few other quotes I have pasted over my desk, all on the stop
learning/dreaming and start doing theme:
Merlin voice in my head:
Is that *really* a good use of your time?
What did you *make* today?
Planning is the sweetest part of anything, actually, if only because
you're dreaming and not working yet.
-- Infinite Labs blog
Go out and write your own story, or you'll just be a character in
-- Twitter meme
[And just last night!]
Honestly, there are 2 types of folks who make it:
the lucky ones, and the persistent ones.
-- rwhitman, Hacker News
He also recommends the books "The Knowing/Doing Gap" by Bob Sutton and "Making Ideas Happen" by Scott Belsky.
Cheers for sharing, Lester. Great stuff.
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