The show continues forward with Scott H. Young on episode 225, coming out on the launch day of his book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. The book is a guide to master hard skills quickly in any category, including languages, science, programming, and more.
Knowing of Scott for many years, this was a great opportunity to connect with him around the same time that his current book was coming out for people to read and take note of. I first found Scott’s blog when I was writing on my blog Timeless Information, and his content always made sense to me as valuable material, and this was only the case with a few blogs at the time.
We had a great chat here, and Scott is thoughtful about all the content he has put out in text, audio, video, and illustrated form.
- how ultralearning methods can lead you more quickly through the process of understanding than conventional learning methods
- what the MIT Challenge that Scott created was about, and how he documented his process through the experience
- why the likely improvement or adjustment to the general school system is likely to come from outside the built-in system that exists
- what it is that leads to the title of the book being Ultralearning, instead of just the title Learning
- how you distill and refine the essence of learning well, by looking at individuals who have learned a lot quickly
- what it can take to see problems from a broader perspective that sees the macro features and gives less weight to micro details
- what languages Scott has learned, and how he would quickly learn a language in a new country
- how the feel you have during learning can be more important than a specific method you should use to learn
- and more
You can check out Scott’s content across the internet. His book Ultralearning is available on Amazon. Separate from that, his blog that I read from back in 2009 continues to have great content that he writes, his Twitter @ScottHYoung includes his quick insights or thoughts (along with series’ of tweets), and his YouTube channel showcases some of his learning adventures and interviews or discussions about books. I see Scott continuing to put out content in the learning and growth categories for years to come, growing his audience and reach. To more great things~.