Amir Sharif
Weekend hacker.
Self improvement enthusiast.

Learning Engines

In a newsletter from Sahil Bloom, I saw the term Learning Engine” defined as:

…all the learning inputs” regularly consumed - books, newsletters, podcasts, videos, etc.”

This article summarizes my Learning Engine, and I encourage others to create one. It often helps to learn what inputs are going into other people’s worldview so you can better understand them.

One reason to be intentional about your learning engine is that you may have sources that are clouding your judgment:

A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic.”


I keep track of all books I’ve read, want to read, and currently reading on Goodreads.



Last Updated: Jul 24 2021

I use PocketCasts to listen to Podcasts. Here’s my current list of podcasts. This requires a manual export on my end, so it may not be up to date.

November 13, 2022