The Math Behind The 5-Hour Rule: Why You Need To Learn 1 Hour Per Day Just To Stay Relevant

This is the no. 1 law for the future of work.

Michael Simmons
Nov 5, 2018 · 14 min read

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” — Dr. Peter Drucker

Here’s The Simple Math Behind The 5-Hour Rule

The 2 Fundamental Trends Driving The 5-Hour Rule

Fundamental Trend #1: Your knowledge becomes more and more outdated every single day

“It takes 50 years to get a wrong idea out of medicine, and 100 years a right one into medicine.”

— John Hughlings Jackson, British neurologist

“It turns out that facts, when viewed as a large body of knowledge, are just as predictable [as uranium and other elements in their rate of decay]. Facts, in the aggregate, have half-lives: We can measure the amount of time for half of a subject’s knowledge to be overturned. There is science that explores the rates at which new facts are created, new technologies developed, and even how facts spread. How knowledge changes can be understood scientifically.”

Source: Half-Life Of Facts

“According to our analysis of data from the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics … 28 percent of the most promising positions will require ‘considerable to extensive preparation.’”

Fundamental Trend #2: You are competing against people who are learning more and more

Source: Our World In Data: Global Rise Of Education

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Michael Simmons

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I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review

Accelerated Intelligence

For people who want to find time to learn, learn better, and use their knowledge to boost their income.

Michael Simmons

Written by

I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review

Accelerated Intelligence

For people who want to find time to learn, learn better, and use their knowledge to boost their income.

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