William Poundstone is the author of 14 books, including Rock Breaks Scissors, Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, How Would You Move Mount Fuji?, and Fortune’s Formula. His most recent book is Head in the Cloud: While Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up. He has written for the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Economist, and Harvard Business Review, among other publications, and is a frequent guest on TV and radio. He lives in Los Angeles.

Learning to Learn

In the digital age, information is always only a click away, but facts alone don’t make you an informed citizen. For that you need context, perhaps the one thing you won’t find online.