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#040: Learn Things Faster With ULTRALEARNING by Scott H. Young - Book Summary #21

The Rick Kettner Podcast

Let's explore three interesting insights from ULTRALEARNING by Scott H. Young. This book is about how to rapidly acquire new skills and knowledge.  It explains nine powerful principles that you can use to learn things more effectively.  So, if you’re interested in learning a new skill like public speaking, programming, marketing, a new language, or anything else that might be important to you or your career - listen to this book summary of ULTRALEARNING by Scott H. Young to decide if the book is right for you.Want to leave a COMMENT or watch the VIDEO edition?► https://youtu.be/nic3msyCmKIWANT TO PICKUP A COPY OF ULTRALEARNING?Buy It On Amazon ➜ https://www.amazon.com/dp/006285268X/WANT TO LEARN HOW TO READ MORE BOOKS?📚 https://youtu.be/c85XrCdGnw4Follow Rick Kettner for episode updates, book recommendations, and more.► https://www.twitter.com/rickkettner► https://www.instagram.com/rickkettner/► https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickkettner/► https://www.youtube.com/rickkettnerContent by Rick KettnerProduced by Kyle Trienke


27 Oct 2020

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Become an Ultralearner | Scott H. Young

The Artists of Data Science

Scott H Young a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things. For the last ten years he's been experimenting to find out how to learn and think better. Today he swings by the show and talks to us about how we can master hard skills faster! QUOTES "What you need is not just motivation, but you need some kind of system. You need some way to channel that initial burst of enthusiasm into creating structures for your life so that you will kind of consistently re-engage with it and consistently do what you need to do to learn things better." [00:07:37] "The way that mental models become useful is when you really spent a lot of time thinking about them, not when you just heard their name and kind of written them down and understood a few sentences." [00:13:54] "There is a certain type of person, I guess you could say that like they do need to stop reading, they need to actually start just taking action on things and implementing things." [00:24:23] "The possibilities of learning are a lot more vast than you've maybe previously considered." [01:02:17] CONNECT WITH SCOTT Website: https://www.scotthyoung.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/scotthyoung/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorScottYoung/ SHOW NOTES [00:01:27] Introduction for our guest [00:02:42] Talk to us a bit about your journey. How did you get to where you are today? [00:03:30] The struggles on the path to becoming an ultralearner [00:06:22] The pitfalls of motivation [00:08:25] A walk down the narrow path to success [00:10:47] How to make sure you’re applying effort intelligently [00:13:18] The benefits and limits of mental models [00:16:32] The difference between knowing the name of a thing and knowing the thing [00:18:54] Scott’s favorite mental model [00:21:05] Scott talks about his doodles [00:23:33] Is reading making you stupid? [00:26:23] The danger of learning theories and not applying them [00:27:37] You need to do more than just homework [00:29:27] What to do when you’re stunned into inaction [00:31:39] You can’t see your brain getting buff [00:33:36] Luck to destiny [00:39:14] What exactly is ultralearning? [00:40:27] How can we use ultralearning to accelerate, transition, or rescue our careers? [00:41:46] Why is it that we procrastinate? [00:42:55] Mental habits to combat procrastination [00:45:40] You’re more ready than you think you are [00:49:32] How can we mitigate the distraction of our mind? [00:51:18] Do you have any tips for our listeners for what they could start doing today to improve the quality of their focus? [00:53:27] The principle of intuition [00:59:47] Building expert intuition [01:02:04] What's the one thing you want people to learn from your story? [01:03:25] The random roundSpecial Guest: Scott H. Young.

1hr 11mins

17 Sep 2020

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Writing As A Career with Scott H. Young

The Darius Foroux Show: Master Your Productivity. Master Your Life.

On this episode, I invited Scott H. Young to talk about writing and blogging as a career. We talked about self-awareness, getting started as a blogger, writing articles, book publishing, and what a day looks like when you’re working from home. Enjoy!Learn more about Scott: http://scotthyoung.comLearn more about Work First here: http://members.dariusforoux.com/work-first

1hr 3mins

30 Apr 2020

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Master Self-control and Accelerate Mastery with WSJ Best-selling Author Scott H. Young

The Jabra Soundbar

Have you ever wanted to learn a language? How about four in one year? For many people, learning slows down or stops when they leave formal education. Not so for Scott H Young whose achievements include teaching himself a four-year MIT degree course in just one and travelling the world with the sole intention of learning language in an applied way. In this episode, Scott covers just some of the topics examined in his book, ULTRALEARNING, as well as the 1300+ articles on productivity he’s written since 2006.  Questioning traditional methods of education, Scott shares his own recommendations for better mastering learning, self control, memory and habit. You can mail us on podcast@jabra.com for any feedback, visit Jabra.com/podcast for more insights and episode transcriptions, and follow us on Instagram or LinkedIn for product and podcast news and updates.


24 Feb 2020

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Ep. 123: 1% Better Ultralearning w/ Scott H. Young

The One Percent Better Podcast

Today's guest will help you supercharge your learning.  His website is a great resource for all things Ultralearning, and his book will give you a practical system to help you master hard skills.  Email me at Joe@onepercentbetterproject.com  if I can help you in any way, or just to say hello. For taking notes on books like Ultralearning, try Readwise free As always, thanks for listening! --JF 


16 Feb 2020

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SPOS #702 - Scott H. Young On Mastering Hard Skills Quickly

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Welcome to episode #702 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #702 - Host: Mitch Joel. Here's a question that I often think about: Can you learn something really well in a short amount of time? I am not alone. Scott H. Young has also been thinking about what is the best way to learn. Scott believes that learning is the key to living well. This pursuit led him to take on two year-long experiments in learning: The MIT Challenge, where he learned MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum without taking classes, and The Year Without English, where he went with a friend to learn four languages in one year. Mission accomplished. He did it. He started writing his blog before his 18th birthday, because he was interested in behavior change, which led to how we learn, which led to self-mastery and career development. His first book is called, Ultralearning - Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. There's something here. From the book: "In these tumultuous times of economic and technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education—a lifelong mastery of fresh ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner." Happy Holidays! Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 54:35. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at iTunes. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Scott H. Young. Ultralearning - Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. The MIT Challenge. The Year Without English. Follow Scott on Instagram. Follow Scott on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.


22 Dec 2019

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Understanding Ultralearning with Scott H. Young

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Podcast: The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk ShowEpisode: Understanding Ultralearning with Scott H. YoungPub date: 2019-08-07On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by fellow Canadian and author of the book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career, Scott H. Young. Scott is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things. His blog is one of my personal "must reads" and over its lifespan it has asked the compelling question: what’s the best way to learn?This episode is brought to you by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education. Established in 1962, UCI offers education for adult learners in Orange County. But thanks to technology, their courses and certification programs in various fields are now available worldwide and online for just about anyone who's interested. You can get 15% off of one (1) course by visiting http://ce.uci.edu/productivityist then enter the promo code: timecrafting. Make sure you take advantage of this limited time offer soon as it is only valid until December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm.On this episode of the podcast I wanted to talk to with Scott about the answers to that question his blog (and writing) has been pondering since its beginnings. I also wanted to explore the idea of "ultralearning," why striving to be an "ultralearner" is a worthwhile pursuit, and plenty of other productivity-related questions that I've wanted to ask him ever since I started following his work years ago.Specifics that we covered on the show include: What is ultralearning? (2:48) The differences between "just in time learning" and ultralearning and how they can work together (5:19) What the first thing Scott "ultralearned" was and how it went for him (7:03) What you can do to get past the misconception that you don't have time to spend on ultralearning (8:25) These are the principles of ultralearning that people tend to "mess up" the most (10:21) Why Scott had to explain the principles of ultra learning and offer tactics that may work in conjunction with those principles (13:46) The best principle that offers a springboard to ultralearning (18:50) The role that focus plays in ultralearning (21:22) Is there a point when you tend to find it's time to abandon ultralearning a particular subject or area? (24:19) How spending time ultralearning can lead towards a pivot (28:09) Why does this book matter now? (30:34) "The ultralearner is the person who is going to do that hard thing even if it's a little bit more uncomfortable and get that result rather than someone who is going to do that easy thing that isn't going to make much progress." - Scott H. YoungRelevant Links Get Ultralearning by Scott H. Young Episode 226: How to Build a Company of One with Paul Jarvis The MIT Challenge Episode 211: Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength Scott Young's Blog By the time you're done listening to this episode you'll have a sense not only what ultra learning is and how it can work for you, but that it's something you can certainly do if you decide it's important enough to make happen. That's the key. (FYI: Scott's book will help you with that decision.)If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.I appreciate you giving this episode a listen as I enjoyed putting it together for you. See you later.The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Mike Vardy, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.


7 Dec 2019

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199. Ultralearning: Scott H. Young

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Podcast: Love Your WorkEpisode: 199. Ultralearning: Scott H. YoungPub date: 2019-10-10Scott H. Young (@scotthyoung) is best known for learning the entire MIT Computer Science curriculum, on his own, in only a year. He did it through “ultralearning” It’s a way of organizing your learning so each moment you spend learning is much more effective than it would be otherwise. If you’re like me, you love to learn new things. If you’re like me, you’d also like to learn more in a shorter amount of time. In Ultralearning, Scott shares how to break down learning projects into their component parts, and how to choose the most effective ways of learning each of those individual parts. In this conversation, you’ll learn about: How can “meta learning” – or planning your learning projects – make the process more enjoyable, and prevent burnout and procrastination? Learn why when you feel like you’re learning more, you may actually be learning less. Which is right for you? Free recall, or repeated review? If you’re like me, the term “ultralearning” may sound a little exhausting. Learn how you can apply ultralearning principles to even the most casual learning projects. You can use ultralearning principles to learn a new language, learn to dance, or to get more bang for your career-building buck. Thanks for sharing my work! On Twitter, @martinstellar, @DaveCohencomedy, @kosherjellyfish, @mischievousmali. On Instagram, @alexandbooks_, @icoknick, @nathan.guitar. Elsewhere, thank you to Al Chen for building the todos by mental state Coda template, and Mavericks Thoughts for including me in the article, How 10 Top Writers on Medium Start Their Day. New Weekly Newsletter: Love Mondays Start off each week with a dose of inspiration to help you make it as a creative. Sign up at: kadavy.net/mondays About Your Host, David Kadavy David Kadavy is the author of The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers. Through the Love Your Work podcast and his Love Mondays newsletter, David explores what it takes to make it as a creative. Follow David on: Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube Subscribe to Love Your Work Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stitcher RSS Email Facebook Messenger Support the show on Patreon Put your money where your mind is. Patreon lets you support independent creators like me. Support now on Patreon » Sponsors http://linkedin.com/loveyourwork https://kadavy.net/motivation Show notes: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/scott-h-young/The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from David Kadavy, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.


7 Dec 2019

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337: Scott H. Young - How To Become An Ultra-Learner

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Text LEARNERS to 44222 For full show notes, go to www.LearningLeader.com Episode #337: Scott H. Young - How To Become An Ultra Learner Scott Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT's four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. Scott incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself—among them Ben Franklin, Judit Polgár, and Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymaths like Nigel Richards who won the World Championship of French Scrabble—without knowing French.  He is the author of the best-selling book, UltraLearning. Notes: Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Understand how excellence works Learning, constantly thinking about the process of improving Being interested in learning new things... Scott finds the mind fascinating Encountering things that people have done that are jaw dropping Projects: Why he failed to learn French as an exchange student "Simple decisions you make early on can have big consequences." Because he didn't go all in and immerse himself in the language, he always reverted back to his native tongue Go for inversion from the beginning.  This is why he did the "year without English." "Doing the hard thing makes it easier in the long run, it accelerates skills more quickly" UltraLearning - A strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge that is both self-directed and intense As a manager, recognize that there are many different skills you can possess to be successful... Know what you need to be good at.  Break it down to the component skills... Have a process Get better at each important skill Think: "What would it be like to be amazing at this?" Tristan de Montebello:  He wanted to learn a new skill that was completely outside of his current skill set (he's a musician) Instead of learning another instrument, he chose to become a world class public speaker He started as an amateur and ended as a finalist for a public speaking championship. How?  He got on stage twice a day, took improv class, and compressed the process. "He made the conscious decision to become excellent."  And then executed... Process for a person who has a full time job/family/mortgage: This doesn't need to be a full time endeavor "How are you using every minute of every day?" Take on intensive bursts Follow your curiosity and obsessions Ramit Sethi -- "See the game being played around you" Principles: Spend time figuring out the best way to learn what you want to learn.  What tools and resources are available? Drill, attack your weakest point.  Sometimes you shouldn't learn a skill (ex: fixing your car... Hire a mechanic instead) Every complicated skill has components Test to learn Repeated review - read over and over Free recall - read the text once, then close the book.  Try to recall what you learned.  In an experiment, free recall learners retained more.  PRACTICE remembering something.  It impacts how you process information. Anders Ericsson - Deliberate practice: In 40% of the cases, feedback hurt.  Task oriented feedback works best. How we process feedback is most important "If you're doggedly trying to be an ultra learner and sustain excellence, emotional consequences are important..." Born with it vs. Ability to learn: Anyone has the ability to learn anything Everyone has their own abilities, their own pace. Recognize your capacity to improve but don't compare to others Life advice: Read more books - It expands your mind Meet more interesting people - Subtlety informs choices, expands group you meet Go do ambitious things - bold projects Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

1hr 4mins

4 Nov 2019

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48: The Power of Self-Education & Mastering Hard Skills - with Scott H. Young, Author of Ultralearning

Trust & Thrive with Tara Mont

Scott H. Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects. Scott H. Young rose to autodidact stardom when he learned MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum in less than twelve months. Next, he taught himself four new languages in a year.Such extreme self-improvement projects may seem outside the realm of most of our capabilities, but Scott believes that the principles and methods that he and other ultralearners employ are essential tools for anyone who wants a competitive edge in the fast-changing, aggressive workplace. In Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career, Scott reveals how basic strategies that he and other ultralearners embrace can give anyone the edge in organizing and executing a plan to learn something new deeply and quickly—and without teachers or tuition.In this episode, Scott discusses his new book, along with sharing his personal takeaways from his self-education projects. We touch on the power of self-education, thoughts on the current education system, many tools regarding ultralearning, the importance of retrieval and transfer, and the value in learning new skills.Scott also explains how everyone is capable of learning a new skill and expanding their horizon. We simply have to work with what we have, including our specific time constraints, and find passion in what we choose to learn.FOLLOW SCOTT:INSTA: @scotthyoungWEBSITE: https://www.scotthyoung.com/BOOK: ULTRALEARNINGCONTACT TARA: INSTA: @tara.mont / @trustandthriveYOUTUBE: Tara MontFACEBOOK: bit.ly/FBtaramontWEBSITE: www.tara-mont.comEMAIL: tara@tara-mont.com  


17 Oct 2019