Ultralearning : Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition
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Faced with tumultuous economic times and rapid technological change, staying ahead in your career depends on continual learning-a lifelong mastery of new ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner.
Scott Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself-among them Ben Franklin, Judit Polgar, and Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymaths like Nigel Richards who won the World Championship of French Scrabble-without knowing French.
Young documents the methods he and others have used 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 the nine principles behind every successful ultralearning project, and offers insights into how you can organize and execute 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 skills to build a product or business from the ground up, the principles in Ultralearning will guide you to success.
- 08 Aug 2019
- HarperCollins Publishers
- HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
- Cal Newport, author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work
`How do you master a difficult subject more quickly than by sitting through years of classes? Read Ultralearning for specific directions on structuring and absorbing complex topics in record time. This short book provides you with a step-by-step guide to becoming an ultra fast learner.'
- Robert Pozen, author of Extreme Productivity and Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management
`Ultralearning is the best book on learning I've ever read. It's a beautifully written, brilliantly researched, and immediately useful masterpiece. If you are looking for the magic match to help light your learning, Ultralearning is it. If you want to learn anything, do yourself a favor and read this book. Now."
- Barbara Oakley, author of A Mind for Numbers and co-author and co-instructor of Learning How to Learn
`This book is an invaluable tool to help you master complicated skills in a short period of time. Read Ultralearning and level up your life!'
- Chris Guillebeau, bestselling author of The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit
`A truly great book about learning. Riveting, useful, practical, and applicable to anyone ready to learn something at their own pace. Ultralearning shows you exactly how to learn better than you thought possible.'
- Derek Sivers, author of Anything You Want
About Scott H. Young
A graduate of the University of Manitoba (Bachelor of Commerce, Entrepreneurship, 2011), Scott lives in Vancouver, Canada. He can be found at ScottHYoung.com and on Twitter at @scotthyoung.