An Example of Applied Craftsmanship By, Ken Long

Being prepared to learn is more important for your personal development than any magic insight your teacher might give (speaking from my own 20-year experience in delivering graduate-level management and strategy education to a variety of student populations).

The Modified Cornell Notetaking Method is a working example of how you might synthesize and organize a 2-hour lecture from our April 2021 Foundations training course in such a way that you get all the big ideas in a single, formatted, and organized sheet, including timestamps to key parts of the lecture for easy recall and navigation. At the same time, it acts as a great 1-page highlight of all the important topics covered in the lesson.

One of my volunteer interns put this sheet together as part of our project to leverage our ongoing, co-created workshops and bring together great questions from students. This allows us to refine our topics and insights in a focused and personal way.

My military officer students, business clients, and doctoral students of management and strategy swear by this technique. I am pleased and humbled by the opportunity to share this simple, but powerful learning approach with you in the spirit of collaborative group learning.

Q&A Sessions With Accompanying Downloadable Note Sheet

To further illustrate our foundational concepts, please enjoy these recorded Q&A session lectures as a sample of our Foundations Trading Workshop. PLUS, accompanying note sheets following The Modified Cornell Notetaking Method. Click on the resources below to follow along!

From our April 2021 Foundations course:

April 2021 Note Sheet

From our July 2021 Foundations course:

July 2021 Note Sheet

My students strongly suggested I share these with you as an example of “constructive” collaborative learning… aka learning by doing in service to others.

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