“I look at life as the one long university course that I’ve never had. I love new experiences, and I try to learn at least one thing every day,” says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, a self-made billionaire and an entrepreneur par excellence who has mastered the art of assimilation of knowledge through his years of experience.

The world’s most successful people make it a point to continuously expand their wisdom and improve themselves, instead of sitting on old laurels. They know learning is a lifelong process of assimilating knowledge at every step. 

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Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.

Assimilation of knowledge is the ability to absorb, retain and interpret new information. Reading, learning and communicating are key ways to assimilate knowledge. For professionals, the cycle of learning, unlearning and relearning contributes to the assimilation of knowledge. Assimilating Knowledge is an essential Thrive Skill for professionals at the cusp of transformation.


Knowledge assimilation in education or in a professional setting enables individuals to strive for more. Acquiring new knowledge gives them the ability, confidence and self-awareness to improve their skills. Professionals can become assets to their organizations and institutions with the assimilation of knowledge. The more they know, the better their ability to understand themselves and others.

New intelligence and information leads to the assimilation of knowledge. For instance, for a beginner, learning how to code, reading a new book or acquiring a skill are part of the process. Knowledge assimilation can take place in a new job where professionals have to learn how to work with new software, train and interact with people. These are some examples of Assimilating Knowledge.

Assimilating Knowledge as a Thrive Skill can be achieved/developed by being open to new things. Reading more helps us absorb and interpret new information. Communicating with people, stepping out of their comfort zone and engaging in different activities for Assimilating Knowledge.

Harappa programs that focus on Assimilating Knowledge as a Thrive Skill are the Placement Success Program and First Time Managers Program.

Other Thrive Skills under THINK are Cognitive Agility, Practicing Mindfulness, Big-Picture Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity and Good Judgment.

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