Scott H. Young On Mastering Hard Skills Quickly – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Episode #702 of Six Pixels of Separation is now live and ready for you to listen to.

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…

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