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Scott Young on How to Learn and Master Hard Skills on Your Own

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Release Date: 05/16/2020

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About Generation You

Generation You’s purpose is to have multidisciplinary conversations around the big challenges of tomorrow. From education, health, food, climate, technology, and many others - we strive to empower people to tackle these challenges and advance mankind.

Your host, Catalin Matei, is an entrepreneur that's working on ever-more complex problems.

Today's Guest, Scott Young is the author of Wall Street Journal and National best-selling book: "Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career". Scott has been a prolific writer on his blog since 2006 where he writes about learning, productivity, career, habits, and living well.

He is known for documenting learning challenges such as learning a 4-year MIT computer science degree in one year, learning four languages in one year, and learning to draw portraits in 30 days. His work has been featured in TEDx, The New York Times, Lifehacker, Popular Mechanics, and Business Insider.

Here are some of the key concepts discussed in this interview:

  • 02:08 - 16:45 - Introduction to the concept of Ultralearning
  • 16:45 - 20:29 - How to reignite the joy of learning
  • 20:37 - 23:52 - Headline: How to attack your weakest point in the learning process?
  • 23:52 - 30:24 - Transfer problems -  from theory to practice
  • 35:39 - 47:00 - Memorizing vs free recall? Which one is better as an information retrieval process?
  • 47:00 - 51:30 - Tip to memorize easily

Find Scott Young:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-h-young-867ab21

 

Resources from Podcast:

Website: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/

Course: https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2017/07/24/top-performer-is-now-open-2/

Book: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/ultralearning/

 

Resources:

Book: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/ultralearning/