“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
–George Bernard Shaw
Aha! is becoming Real Learning. The old name didn’t fit the book.
Aha! captures the spirit of “Oh, I see; that’s how you do it.” Cool.
Unfortunately, the term Aha! only focuses only on the magic moment of enlightenment. It doesn’t suggest the work that comes before (knowing your goals, tuning your networks) or what it takes to make learning stick (taking action and reflection).
As I worked with it, the term began to feel too close to the self-help snake oil that fills bookstore shelves. Creepy.
I am out to help people learn how to improve their lives by learning to learn and don’t want to be confused with the charlatans and their faith-healing promises. Real Learning is based on neuroscience and what’s proven successful, not the standard self-help bullshit.
Real Learning is what the book is about. I’m not going to give you a sales pitch. (If that’s what you’re after, look here.) The book is a natural sequel to Informal Learning. The earlier book talked about the importance of informal learning. Real Learning explains how to do it .
Change is a pain at this point, but as Jack Welch said, it’s best to change before you have to.