226: TZ Interview – Ivan Savov / The No Bullshit Guide to Math & Physics

Jason speaks with Ivan Savov about his new book, The No Bullshit Guide to Math & Physics.

  1. I found the whole story of how Ivan evolved notes for himself into full-blown chapters and eventually a book integrating the math and mechanics quite interesting.
    The discussion about the “emotional readiness” to learn what is perceived as a complex topic was also note-worthy. That made me think of “Jedi mind tricks” but applied by a teacher on and his/her student to hide the complexity and let the learning go on smoothly! 🙂

  2. Tom says:

    I enjoyed the show enough to buy the book based solely off the interview. I really liked his approach of focusing on the book as the product and treating extra value-added content as advertising for the main product.