“Identifying potential breakthrough knowledge is actually fairly easy. There is a question that I ask myself before I consume any media that works as an incredible filter. I simply ask: Does this have the potential to fundamentally change my life?”
Not all information is of equal value to you.
Michael Simmons breaks down the difference between incremental knowledge (which confirms what we already know to be true) and breakthrough knowledge (which challenges our fundamental beliefs and sticks with us).
He shares three ways to find the signal within the noise including to ask yourself a simple question, use a new knowledge format, and learn skills that help you systematically find more valuable information.