Scott Young (@ScottHYoung) is the host of the Scott Young Podcast and author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career.
What We Discuss with Scott Young:
- How Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polgár, and Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman used Ultralearning to rise to the top of their fields.
- How Scott used ultralearning to absorb the entire MIT four-year computer science curriculum in 11 months and learned four languages in one year!
- The biggest mistakes you’re probably making when trying to learn something new.
- Why school isn’t the only place where intense learning is possible.
- How our brains process languages and why some of our most popular learning options (like Duolingo) may not be optimal.
- And much more…
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If you’re already a listener of this show, it’s probably a fair bet that your love of learning hasn’t been systematically squeezed out of you from years of institutional education. Not everyone is so lucky. But if you’ve come this far, you have some idea of what helps you learn new things, and a heap of ideas of what definitely won’t. Beyond that, what if you could tap into what made intellectual heavyweights like Benjamin Franklin and Richard Feynman such prolific learners? What if you could harness the power of Ultralearning?
In this episode we talk to Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career author Scott Young, who shares the techniques that allowed him to soak up the entire four-year MIT computer science curriculum in 12 months and learn four languages in one year. We’ll smash some common myths about learning, dig into the way the human brain picks up new languages (and why apps like Duolingo might not be ideal for this purpose), and outline the biggest mistakes people commit when studying or strategizing something new. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
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Resources from This Episode:
- Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott H. Young
- The Scott Young Podcast by Scott H. Young
- Scott Young’s Website
- Scott Young at Facebook
- Scott Young at Twitter
- Scott Young at Instagram
- The MIT Challenge, Scott’s Blog
- Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World by Benny Lewis
- The Year Without English, Scott’s Blog
- Language Switching Costs in Bilingual Visual Word Recognition, Journal of Memory and Language
- Three Important Problems Faced in the Transfer of Learning, Your Article Library
- The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the US Labor Market by David Autor, MIT