One Eye Deer EP 20: Learn to Learn

In “EP 20: Learn to Learn” of the “One Eye Deer” Podcast, discover how you can learn for your own self-development and growth.

The traditional education system is flawed for most people. If you are one of the people who fits the system that it was designed for, then you will do well. If not, you will struggle.

Learn to Learn by J C Sum | Evolve & Adapt Singapore

The traditional education system is necessary from a national policy perspective.

Education policy makers must find a system that can work for the largest percentage of students to produce the type of human resource that can ultimately benefit the country, based on the needs of the nation.

However, the fact is, that approach may not work for half the population. And they can fall through the education cracks. The system is also results oriented using standardised exams as the benchmark for grading.

Exam questions are also expected to be answered in a specific way with little room for deviation from the norm.

As a result, rote learning and memorisation are common as they are key to achieving academic success. 

The reality is, success in the business or professional world is nothing like standardised exams. In fact, it is those that can be innovative and operate outside the box that tend to be more successful.

So how can you learn to learn?

Join certified marketing management consultant, J C Sum, as he discusses ways you can learn to learn that is outside of schools.


00:42 J C’s story of his learning journey.

06:16 Flaws of the traditional education system.

08:03 The reality of success in business.

09:55 Types of learning styles for adults that may surprise you.

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About One Eye Deer:

The One Eye Deer podcast is produced by Evolve & Adapt, an award-winning strategy & digital consulting firm based in Singapore and Malaysia.

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The name of the podcast was inspired by the riddle:

What do you call a blind deer?

No eye deer.

Since the podcast explores one marketing idea each episode, it features “one idea” (one eye deer).

The podcast is more than 2 years in the making. The idea of a podcast was first conceived in early 2020. It took shape as “One Eye Deer” in Feb 2021 and finally launched 13 months later.


The “One Eye Deer” mascot was designed by Eugina Lee (IG : lee.eugina) based on the concept developed by J C Sum.


One Eye Deer theme performed and produced by Darren Teh, An Honest Mistake.

Adapted from “Do-Re-Mi”, “The Sound of Music”. 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein.

J C Sum

J C Sum is a certified management consultant (TR 43:2015), an American Marketing Association Professional Certified Marketer (PCM®) in marketing management as well as a certified digital marketing strategist (SSG-WSQ accredited) with 12 years of experience specializing in search engine optimization, content marketing, and analytics. J C holds a Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore and is the author of "Evolve, Adapt or Collapse". He has been featured on The Straits Times, Business Times, Channel News Asia, The Edge Singapore, CNA938, and Money FM 89.3.