“I, myself, know nothing – except just a little. Enough to extract an argument from a wise man and treat it fairly.”
To build a degree in problem solving, you must go back to the beginning of learning. I’m a firm believer in the Socratic method (observe, theorize, proffer, analyze, repeat.)
This is the basis of pretty much any innovative learning style, whether it be entrepreneurial or scientific.
There is no rote memorization involved – critical thinking is what one needs to survive here.
In order to do that, you must have a basis in Plato, Aristotle, and other philosophers. I would then expand into math (Euclid, Copernicus, Newton) and sciences (Galileo) – to observe the behaviors of each.
Once you have trained your brain into the pattern of critical thinking as a primary skill, move into whatever field holds your passion.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-would-you-build-a-problem-solver-college-major
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-27