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About Ultralearning Book

Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Learn 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-education.

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.

The 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 retention.

Scott 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 Polgár, 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 French.

Young 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 life.

Ultralearning 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 costs.

Whether 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.

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A comprehensive overview of the ultralearning process which includes many practical tips.

Scott H. Young

"For those who know how to use technology wisely, it is the easiest time in history to teach yourself something new."

SCOTT H. YOUNG

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Ultralearning

Ultralearning

It is a strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge. Ultralearning is a potent skill for dealing with a changing world. It has 3 main characteristics:

  • It is a strategy. A strategy is not the only solution to a given problem, but it may be a good one.
  • It's self-directed. It’s about how you make decisions about what to learn and why.
  • It's an intense process. Ultralearners always search for and take unusual steps to maximize their effectiveness in learning.

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Why Invest in Learning?

Learning is no longer something that stops when you graduate. Life long learning is a valuable skill because of:

  • Economics: Average is over. But even if the economic landscape is rapidly changing may, we can engineer our response to it by aggressively learning the hard skills we need to thrive.
  • Education: Ultralearning can fill some of those gaps when going back to school isn’t an affordable option.
  • Technology: The space of learning possibilities is immense, just waiting for ambitious autodidacts to come up with new ways to exploit it.

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Ultralearning is a strategy for aggressive, self-directed learning. Self-directed means you can take back control, rather than wait to pay for expensive tuition and tutors. Aggressive means that instead of spending years at something without getting great, your limited time and effort are always directed towards what works.

1. Ultralearners Are Quick Learners

Ultralearners are people who can learn and acquire new skills in a short time frame. These people must be aggressive and strategic with their learning approaches. An example of this is Eric Barone. Eric was a theater usher who decided to create his own computer game. He was a recent IT graduate who had to compete with huge companies with massive budgets. That said, Barone refined his mechanics over five years by adopting an aggressive trial and improvement approach. 

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Eventually, Barone released Stardew Valley. The game sold over three million copies in its 2016 release year. This monumental sales rate placed him on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. So, ultralearning can help you stay competitive within the professional world. 

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2. Develop an Optimal Learning Strategy

2. Develop an Optimal Learning Strategy

Meta-learning should always be the start of your ultralearning journey. Meta-learning is the process of learning how to learn effectively. To start implementing meta-learning, you must first establish how information is structured in your chosen field. This means you should avoid just absorbing random information.

Meta-learning requires you to look at the big picture and develop an optimal learning strategy. 

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“For those who know how to use technology wisely, it is the easiest time in history to teach yourself something new.”

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“Over the last twenty years, the amount of knowledge easily accessible from a quick online search has exploded… Yet despite this incredible advance, it is not as if the average person is thousands as times as smart as people were was a generation ago. Being able to look things up is certainly an advantage, but without a certain amount of knowledge inside your head, it doesn’t help you solve hard problems.”

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Ultralearning

It is a strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge. Ultralearning is a potent skill for dealing with a changing world. It has three main characteristics:

  • It is a strategy. A strategy is not the only solution to a given problem, but it maybe a good one.
  • It’s self - directed. It’s about how you make decisions about what to learn and why.
  • It’s an intense process. Ultralearners always search for and take unusual steps to maximize their effectiveness in learning.

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Learning To Learn

Learning To Learn

Learning is a skill that has to be mastered like the arts. It's all good and well to want to learn but learning is only a means to an end.

When mastered it can open up a whole new world of possibilities for you.

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SCOTT H. YOUNG

For those who know how to use technology wisely, it is the easiest time in history to teach yourself something new.

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Ultralearning

Ultralearning

A strategy for gaining skills and knowledge:

  • Be intentional -make decisions about what to learn and why.
  • Be Obsessed - explore different ways to achieve your desired outcome.
  • Be intense about the subject you take on.

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Ultralearning is an amazing book. I recommend this book for everyone

What Is Ultralearning About

Ultralearning is a intense self-directed pace to learn any new thing. It is a book where you can learn any I mean any new skill very soon

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Ultralearners Are Quick Learners

  • Ultralearning learn things that would take most people years in months
  • An example of this was Eric Barone where he went from a DJ to a game developer and made An insane amount of money

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Develop An Optimal Learning Strategy

Meta learning is the process of learning how to learn effectively

You must look at the big picture and see where things fall in place.

  1. Create a meta learning map which the map should contain facts, procedures and concepts

Facts are things that need to be memorized

Concepts are things that need to be learned and understood you need to get under the hood

Procedures are actions that you need to take in order to be successful

once you figured that out then figure out the most important thing to focus on

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These are the ideas i found from the book 'Ultralearning' By SCOTT H. YOUNG.

For those who know how to use technology wisely, it is the easiest time in history to teach yourself something new."

SCOTT H. YOUNG

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“Over the last twenty years, the amount of knowledge easily accessible from a quick online search has exploded…Yet despite this incredible advance, it is not as if the average person is thousands as times as smart as people were was a generation ago. Being able to look things up is certainly an advantage, but without a certain amount of knowledge inside your head, it doesn’t help you solve hard problems.”

SCOTT H. YOUNG

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Ultralearning

It is a strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge. Ultralearning is a potent skill for dealing with a changing world. It has three main characteristics:

It is a strategy. A strategy is not the only solution to a given problem, but it may be a good one.

It's self-directed. It’s about how you make decisions about what to learn and why.

It's an intense process. Ultralearners always search for and take unusual steps to maximize their effectiveness in learning.

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Tại sao chúng ta lại trì hoãn

Tại sao chúng ta lại trì hoãn

Ở một mức độ nào đó, có một sự khao khát thúc đẩy chúng ta làm điều gì đó, có một sự chán ghét khi tự mình thực hiện nhiệm vụ đó hoặc cả hai.

Sự trì hoãn là vô thức. Chúng ta đang trì hoãn, nhưng chúng ta không thể hiện nó theo cách đó.

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Nguồn gốc phổ biến của sự phân tâm

Nguồn gốc phổ biến của sự phân tâm

Môi trường của bạn: nhận thức được bạn làm việc tốt nhất trong môi trường nào và kiểm tra nó. Đa nhiệm có thể mang lại cảm giác thú vị, nhưng nó không phù hợp với hiệu quả của việc học.

• Nhiệm vụ mà bạn đang cố gắng học: một số hoạt động nhất định, do bản chất của chúng, khó tập trung hơn những hoạt động khác.

• Tâm trí của bạn: những cảm xúc tiêu cực, bồn chồn và mơ mộng có thể là một trong những trở ngại lớn nhất để tập trung.

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9 Nguyên tắc của Ultralearning 01

9 Nguyên tắc của Ultralearning 01

1. Meta-learning: Học các học chủ đề hoặc kỹ năng bạn muốn giải quyết.

2. Tập trung: Tiết kiệm thời gian trong ngày và hạn chế sự phân tâm.

3. Trực tiếp: Thực hành điều bạn muốn học. Học bằng cách làm.

4. Khoan những điểm yếu nhất: Chia nhỏ các kỹ năng phức tạp thành các phần nhỏ.

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