#14 – Scott H Young - Master your learning with Ultralearning
This week's Guest is Scott Young.Scott is a lifelong learner, author and an online entrepreneur. He has undertaken self education projects such as learning the entire MIT's computer science curriculum within 12 months, learning 4 languages in one year along with many others projects.
He has recently published his book 'Ultralearning' which is a Wall Street Journal & National best seller. Within the book you will find the 9 principles that have helped him learn difficult and seemingly impossible skills within such a short period of time quickly & effectively. If you are a student, want to excel within your career, or just learn a new skill or subject, this book is definitely for you.
He runs a website ScottHYoung.com where he has published over a thousand articles on learning and the lessons he has accumulated over the years.
Timestamps: Background & Story (1:45) What made you write the book? (3:00) What kind of person were you in school? (4:30) Flunecy in languages (7:30) How do you maintain your language fluency? (11:00) Single best tip to learn a language (14:15) What are you currently most excited about? (16:00) Biggest failure that you have encountered? (18:45) Advice to a 20 year old self? (22:45) What does your typical day look like? (24:25) MIT Challenge (26:30) How did you come with the 9 principles that you used in the book? (29:40) Audiobooks vs Physical books? (32:30) What is your approach to reading books? (35:15) How did you learn how to learn? (38:00) Advice to an aspiring Author (40:00) Favorite part of being an Author? (42:00) Difficulties that are part of writing (43:15) What are the skills that are important in the information age? (45:00) How does someone excel within their career? (47:00) How do you deal with being overwhelmed? (50:45) How do you choose a book that you want to read? (53:00) 1 - 3 Books that have influenced your life (57:20) Who comes to mind when you think of 'successful'? (58:45) Advice to a college student who is about to graduate (1:01:40) What would you put on a billboard? (1:04:30)
You can follow Scott on his website scotthyoung.com where you will find interesting articles on becoming a better learner and a more productive self. His book Ultralearning can be found on Amazon and major bookstores. The book has definitely helped me learn more effectively with less effort, it's really a must read if you want to become a better learner.
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