Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the

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 quickly 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, 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 of other ultralearners like himself among them Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polg r, and Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little known modern polymath Nigel Richards, who won the French World Scrabble Championship without knowing FrenchYoung documents the methods he and others have used to acquire 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 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 quickly, without teachers or budget busting tuition costsWhether the goal is to be fluent in a language or ten languages , earn the equivalent 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 Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

About the Author: Scott H. Young

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 know for documenting learning challenges such as the learning a 4 year MIT computer science degree in one year, learning four langauges 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.Find outat ScottHYoung.com

10 thoughts on “Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

  1. says:

    Warning The rating on Goodreads is wildly inflated Ultralearning is a really mediocre book on how to learn an arbitrary skillefficiently, whether it s a language, programming or playing the piano I was really suckered in by the fancy title Ultralearning

  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 publishe

  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 minterested 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

  5. says:

    Ultralearning is a strategy for acquiring 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 t

  6. says:

    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 s

  7. 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.

  8. 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 life.Some good learning principles from the book Directness t

  9. 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,

  10. says:

    You re in good company when your book is recommended by James Clear and Barbara Oakley.Ultralearning shares some overlapping information with Atomic Habits and Learning How to Learn, but stands on its own with valuable self study strategies taught in the Nine Universal Principles

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