There’s a lesson I didn’t learn until my partner went to grad school: if you have a choice, just take the great teachers no matter what subject they teach.
That’s not so much a critique of teachers but a supporting statement about learning only mattering when you’re fully engaged.
My partner went to Berkeley for a MBA and came back raving about one professor, steve blank. She said that Steve allowed drop ins, so I started going and sitting in the aisles.
What was funny was that there were other entrepreneurs there who weren’t enrolled, people like Nivi. And there was one guy who flew up from LA every week just for that class.
When I went to college I did a huge amount of strategizing based on what the subject matter was. And I was almost blind to how fun the professor was.
In hindsight, my college memories only include a handful of great classes (outside of computer science — all of those were amazing by definition). And I wish I’d allowed myself to have more fun educational experiences because those would have been the ones where I learned the most.