Ultralearning Accelerate Your Career Master Hard Skills

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  1. says:

    Warning The rating on Goodreads is wildly inflatedUltralearning is a really mediocre book on how to learn an arbitrary skill efficiently whether it's a language programming or playing the piano I was really suckered in by the fancy title Ultralearning?? Shut up and take my money But honestly this book reads like a giant blog post and is exactly type of soft writing that I strongly dislike in non fictionIn any case the book didn't contain that many new insights for me but here are some points that I did find useful; The Directness Principle Whenever you want to learn something try to figure out what the TRUE end goal is You want to learn German? Well what do you want to use it for? Is it for reading the newspaper online? Then start by reading the newspaper online Is it to have drunken chats at the bar? Well try to have drunken chats at the bar Whatever it is that you want to learn figure out the true end goal and try to place your practice as close to that end goal as possible Don't trade it off for other tasks further away from the true end goal as gains in some other related task will not necessarily easily transfer to your true end goal DrillingWork your way backwards Periodically you should asses the skill you are practicing and try to pin point where your weakest points are and then spend concerted effort on those parts until they stop being your weakest points Deepening learning by explaining If you want to cement your understanding on a topic then try to explain the idea in writing to someone else If you sense that you are stuck at some point or if your reasoning isn't particularly clear You can scrutinise your reasoning by asking yourself WHY multiple times go back and research the topic further until you fully grasp the topic If you keep drilling deeper into a topic this is a good method of learning something by first principles rather than just memorising an answerIn any case I can't really recommend this book but if you want a good book on learning and memory I really recommend the book Make it Stick

  2. says:

    I wanted to like this book it has a great premise and the examples are interesting but it's another example of a non fiction book with so much padding and fluff It could have been 10 times shorter and I would have loved it but because it was a published book it needs to hit a word count which sacrificed its uality

  3. says:

    Just maybe 10x longer than it needed to be

  4. says:

    Scott Young describes ultralearning as learning something hard in a short period of time I'm interested in learning than ultralearning but a few things he talks about can be useful A lot of 'principles' he discusses are already well known learning concepts The best thing I took away from this book is to attack my weakest point firstHe prescribes nine principles for his method1 Metalearning have a road map 2 Focus concentrate3 Directness go into action mode4 Drill attack your weakest point5 Retrieval test your knowledge6 Feedback learn from criticism7 Retention learn to remember things8 Intuition use play and exploration of concepts 9 Experimentation go outside your comfort zoneHe gives a lot of examples of so called ‘ultralearners’ including the Polgar sisters There is a lot of repetition in the book The book could have been a lot shorter But it is still useful

  5. says:

    Ultralearning is “a strategy for acuiring skills and knowledge that is both self directed and intense” The book is Young’s clear concise and well written explanation of how to master this strategy The excellent chapter on metalearning alone is worth the price of the book and the rest is full of insights and tips that are noteworthy and practical Get it read it and start putting ultralearning principles to practice in your own life

  6. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full review“Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits” Should we all be learning the same things? This is a rather odd view and one I've heard before I would make the following comments Using history just as an example1 If everyone learned the same thing so let's suggest everyone studied the Greco Persian wars but no one studied the French Revolution then we'd have lots of knowledge floating around about one thing but not about the other So a huge overconcentration of knowledge in whatever the education department of the day chose and other knowledge at best neglected and at worst lostContinues elsewhere

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    If you want a book on how to learn then there are better books; you should read this one for the 'ultra' part There are some nice anecdotes on people who worked their asses off and became some of the best at what they do Young tries to generalize on their behavior and serves the result as principles on ultralearning by which is meant the extreme and dedicated kind of learning There is a definition somewhere in the book but I have forgotten what it is The achievements of these ultralearners including Ramanujan and Feynnman are combined with the authors own experience such as completing the MIT undergrad CS curriculum in a year If you have not read any Scott H Young blog posts then this is pretty cool Otherwise the book is pretty much a repetitioncompilation of his blog

  8. says:

    I don't understand the high reviews on this book The author seems to be attempting to coin a phrase to describe pretty normal modes of learning outside of school

  9. says:

    Most books on learning are narrowly focused on academic tests but this book actually helps you learn skills you can use in real life And I think learning to learn is one of the most important things we can do in lifeSome good learning principles from the bookDirectness the best way to practice is to do very thing you want to do Instead of reading about painting actually paint Instead of taking a test on vocabulary actually practice speaking the language you're trying to learn Instead of writing papers on coding create a program Direct application is the best practice arenaRetrieval When asked people say that good reviews make them feel like they are prepared and will remember But it actually isn't the best for locking things in our memory Instead pushing your brain to remember things is better than reviewing it often even when we can't get the right answers The hard work of racking our brains for the answer which doesn't feel as good as reviewing is very productiveMeta Learning Before learning all the specifics spend time drawing a map and learn the big ideas and patterns behind all the specifics When you have a frame to hang your ideas on they will stick in your head and make senseSo good book with tips like this But the book is focused on ultralearning massive learning in short periods of time so it's not directly applicable to most people And there are some missing ideas that I know from my own learning adventures so while it's very helpful I couldn't say this is a blow your mind best book on learning ever Worth reading though 45 stars out of 5

  10. says:

    I'm very interested in the topic of ultralearning although I hadn't heard that exact term before More importantly I've already worked through Scott Young's programme Rapid Learner which is excellent and covers much of the same material as Ultralearning So for that reason not much in this book was new to meStill if you haven't got the time or inclination to work through an expensive six week online course this book is an excellent lesson in how humans can learn effectively efficiently and fast Scott gives numerous examples of successful ultralearners ties it in with the latest scientific research and organises everything into 9 handy principles of ultralearning that you can apply to your next educational endeavourEven better he makes it all the way through 300 pages without once describing any of his techniues as a hack a word so overused these days that's it's become almost as meaningless as literally or fascist God I'm sick of being told to hack everythingThe one thing I thought could have been expanded was the section or rather the paragraph on mnemonics Scott mentions these tricks number pegging etc as potentially helpful but is uite dismissive of their benefits and doesn't elaborate on what they actually are I think he's right that they aren't the most important weapon in an ultralearner's arsenal but they're still worth knowingThat's only a minor uibble if you want to become a memory master there are plenty of other resources you can turn to Scott recommends the book Moonwalking with Einstein which I haven't read but I'm sure is great Personally I learned a lot of useful tricks from the chapter on memory in Derren Brown's Tricks of the MindAnyway that minor omission isn't enough to prevent me from giving 5 stars to Ultralearning It's a dense concise info packed and practical book that'll teach you how to learn and it's much better than The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

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Ultralearning Accelerate Your Career Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition [PDF / EPUB] Ultralearning Accelerate Your Career Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition Now a Wall Street Journal bestsellerLearn a new talent stay relevant reinvent yourself and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way Ultralearning offers nine principles to master hard skills ui Now a Wall Street Journal Your Career MOBI ò bestsellerLearn a new talent stay relevant reinvent yourself and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way Ultralearning offers nine principles to master hard skills uickly This is the essential guide to future proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage through self educationIn 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 and stand apart from everyone else Ultralearning Accelerate PDF \ you need to become an ultralearnerThe challenge of learning new skills is that you think you already know how best to learn as you did as a student so you rerun old routines and old ways of solving problems To counter that Ultralearning offers powerful strategies to break you out of those mental ruts and introduces new training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retentionScott H Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories Accelerate Your Career PDF Ç of other ultralearners like himself—among them Benjamin Franklin chess grandmaster Judit Polgár and Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman as well as a host of others such as little known modern polymath Nigel Richards Accelerate Your Career Master Hard Epub / who won the French World Scrabble Championship—without knowing FrenchYoung documents the methods he and others have used to acuire knowledge and shows that far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career studies and lifeUltralearning explores this fascinating Accelerate Your Career Master Hard Epub / subculture shares a proven framework for a successful ultralearning project and offers insights into how you can organize and exe cute a plan to learn anything deeply and uickly without teachers or budget busting tuition costsWhether the goal is to be fluent in a language or ten languages earn the euivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time or master multiple tools to build a product or business from the ground up the principles in Ultralearning will guide you to success.

  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Ultralearning Accelerate Your Career Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition
  • Scott H. Young
  • English
  • 09 May 2016
  • 9780062852748

About the Author: Scott H. Young

Scott Young is the author Your Career MOBI ò of Wall Street Journal and National best selling book Ultralearning Master Hard Skills Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your CareerScott has been a prolific writer on his blog since where he writes about learning productivity career habits and living well He is know for documenting learning challenges such as the learning a year MIT computer scien.