Want to remember more? Be smarter? Still have those innovative juices in you?
Recently, a Q&A on Quora showed a fantastic thread on whether older computer programmers still had it in them to code or wanted to code. This is usually thought of as a young person's occupation. Think Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame. Here's an example of the comments:
"I don't think my capacity to learn new things has diminished, but my learning style has definitely changed: I've learned that I have to open my mind (stop assuming that I know what the author is saying before I read it) when I am learning a new technology, so I think I learn better now than I used to." Bob Reynolds, writing code since the 1980's.
There are so many ways to keep ourselves flexible and nimble. Chic Thompson of What a Great Idea! gives some practical advice in this video.
Here are some other resources for your brain:
- How to Improve Your Memory
- Mid-Life Reinvention
- You're Smarter than You Think
- 9 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power
- Why Asking Why Helps You Spot Opportunity