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Ultralearning

Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career
Written by: Scott Young
Narrated by: Scott Young
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage by learning the skill necessary to stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way in this essential guide that goes beyond the insights of popular works such as Extreme Productivity, Deep Work, Peak, and Make It Stick.

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 seven 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 10 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.

©2019 Scott Young (P)2019 HarperAudio

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North Star 🌟 for self learners.

All the chapter have detail knowledge of theory and practical guidelines to apply in any project. It's make extreme projects easy to go through and make me believe that I can learn anything. Anybody can learn anything..!!

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Well researched, entertaining and excellent advice

Everyone should read listen to this book - students, office workers, business owners, creative professionals etc. I think this book would be especially useful for those trying to switch careers and need to learn a new set of skills fast. Scott lays out everything you need to consider in a step-by-step fashion peppered with interesting stories and solid scientific research. Very impressed! Get this book, you would not regret it!

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  • Allan Bravos
  • 2019-08-20

The best book on learning, and I read a few!

A few years ago I read every book available on deliberated practice. The concept of 10.000 hours, talent overrated, to practice the things we are afraid of. I liked it all, and tried to implement in my life. But I didn't have enough motivation to pursuit one particular subject for so long.
Then I read Scott's book. And at some level it is about deliberated practice too, but it talks about a bigger concept that makes all the difference. The reason WHY!
This book was recommended by to me through a course I took on Coursera. The amazing teacher Dr. Barbara Oakley taught me a lot about learning how to learn already, and when this recommendation came into my inbox, I decided to give it a try.
Thanks Scott by all your effort on researching and writing a master piece like that. I will start my ultralearning project on education as soon as I finish this review.
P.S. to Scott: I am from Brazil (Portuguese native speaker) and I learned English most by myself. I visited the USA only for one month. It was really nice to know you came to Brazil to learn Portuguese. I hope one day we can meet and talk in both languages about learning projects. I wish you all the best!

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  • 2019-08-19

Excellent book about a great skill

If you are a self-teaching person who loves to continually learn and master things, this book will be useful for you. I'm already an auto-didactic person, and I still learned a lot of strategies and tricks. Highly recommended.

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  • Jay
  • 2019-08-19

Great Work

this is the map I have been looking for years. All that is left is to do the work 👍.