The Four Categories of Knowledge

Jeff Olson's four categories of knowledge

Learn knowledge– here. you know by learning.

Activity knowledge-here. you know by doing.

Modeling knowledge– here you model your life after a mentor or people you consider successful

Teaching knowledge-the best way to gain knowledge is to teach yet you can only effectively teach what you live. what you have internalized and who you are!

Time is required to effectively acquire any type of knowledge, If you consistently practice simple daily habits over time (Malcolm Gladwell suggests 10.000 hours) you will inevitably reach a magical point where momentum takes over

Jim Collins calls this process ‘the 20-mile march’ and the magical moment he calls 10x results’.

Jeff Olson calls the process ‘the slight edge and Malcolm Gladwell calls the magical moment ‘the tipping point’.

In our case, the process is called investment and the magical moment Financial Independence.

Focusing on learn knowledge, allow me to share the books I read that shaped my thinking thus far.

  1. As A Man Thinketh – James Allen
  2. Great By Choice – Jim Collins
  3. Built To Last-Jim Collins
  4. Good To Great – Jim Collins
  5. Blue Ocean Strategy – Chan Kim/ Renee Mauborgne
  6. Running Lean -Ash Mariya
  7. Grit -Angela Onckisouth
  8. The l0x Rule – Grant Cordone
  9. Tao Te Ching -Lao Tzu
  10. The Art Of War -Sun Tzu
  11. The Science Of Getting Rich -Wallace Wattles
  12. The Science Of Being Great -Wallace Wattles
  13. Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  14. Mastery-Robert Greene
  15. The Art Of Seduction – Robert Greene
  16. The 48 Laws Of Power – Robert Greene
  17. The Magic Of Thinking Big – David Schwartz
  18. Strengths Finder – Tom Rath
  19. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  20. The Richest Man In Babylon – George Clason
  21. The Greatest Sales Man In The World – Og Mandino
  22. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  23. Secrets Of Investment – Warren Buffet
  24. The Holy Bible – Various Versions
  25. The Tipping Point -Malcolm Gladwell
  26. David and Goliath -Malcolm Gladwell
  27. Outliers -Malcolm Gladwell
  28. The Innovators Dilemma – Clayton Christensen
  29. Epic – Paul Innes
  30. The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People -Stephen Covey
  31. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
  32. The One Minute Manager – Ken Blanchard / Spencer Johnson
  33. Leaders Eat Last -Simon Sinek
  34. Made To Stick – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  35. Animal Farm – George Orwell


My people perish for lack of knowledge
-Hosea 4:6

To get to the magical moment you have to do the simple things that are easy to do.
And tragically easy not to do.

So purpose to acquire some knowledge,

have a productive week ahead.

Leonard Mcharo,

Founder TSAVO

Comments (2)

  • This is amazing content. Thank you sir for your time to pen down such content and for the book reviews. May God bless you.
    Thank you

    Kelvin Mundia Ngari
    • Thank you Kelvin for taking your time to read through.


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