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MetaLearn helps you take your learning to the next level and master anything by exploring the fundamentals of accelerated learning and skill acquisition. Whether you’re looking to build a business, learn a language or pick up a sport, you’ll learn the principles and techniques needed to succeed, as well as gaining insights from the experts and thought leaders driving the global learning revolution.

MetaLearn Nasos Papadopoulos

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 32 Ratings

MetaLearn helps you take your learning to the next level and master anything by exploring the fundamentals of accelerated learning and skill acquisition. Whether you’re looking to build a business, learn a language or pick up a sport, you’ll learn the principles and techniques needed to succeed, as well as gaining insights from the experts and thought leaders driving the global learning revolution.

    ML156: Thomas Moore on Finding your Calling, Doing Your Life's Work and The Difference between Soul & Spirit

    ML156: Thomas Moore on Finding your Calling, Doing Your Life's Work and The Difference between Soul & Spirit

    Thomas Moore is a best selling author, speaker and psychotherapist. In this episode we discuss:
    - The idea of having a calling, when this is naive and when it isn't
    - How Thomas has written 25 books in his career without retiring to a cabin in the woods
    - The distinction between soul and spirit and why it matters
    As Thomas puts it, many of the problems we experience are not ones of knowledge but of imagination. I hope this conversation will be as much of a perspective shifter for you as it was for me.

    • 40 min
    ML155: Evan Carmichael on The Art of Starting, Lessons from Top Performers and How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel

    ML155: Evan Carmichael on The Art of Starting, Lessons from Top Performers and How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel

    Evan Carmichael runs a successful YouTube channel which distills the mindsets and skillsets from the world's top performers. In this episode we discuss:
    - The relationship between belief and action that every creator has to navigate
    - The systems and processes needed to create a thriving YouTube channel
    - What Evan has learned from studying some of the world's top performers
    Whether you're looking to start a YouTube channel, podcast or newsletter, this episode will give you the mindsets you need.

    • 27 min
    ML154: Margaret Heffernan on Career Experiments, Thinking Critically about The Future and Thriving in Uncertainty

    ML154: Margaret Heffernan on Career Experiments, Thinking Critically about The Future and Thriving in Uncertainty

    Margaret Heffernan is a former CEO of 5 companies, acclaimed TED speaker and author of 6 books including her latest, Uncharted. In this episode we discuss:

    - How to pursue a career as a series of experiments
    - The problems with modern forecasting
    - The dangers of prioritising efficiency in an uncertain world and the qualities needed to thrive in it

    This episode will give you practical advice for navigating the world we live in and a fresh perspective on the most important questions of our time.

    • 49 min
    ML153: Josh Kaufman on Overcoming Akrasia, The Ultimate To-Do List and The Dangers of Overoptimising

    ML153: Josh Kaufman on Overcoming Akrasia, The Ultimate To-Do List and The Dangers of Overoptimising

    Josh Kaufman is an entrepreneur, researcher, and author of three bestselling books – The Personal MBA, The First 20 Hours, and How to Fight a Hydra.

    In this second part, we cover:
    • How to overcome akrasia defined as a lack of self-control or acting against your better judgment
    • The autofocus method Josh uses to manage his to-do list and his research methods to produce 3 bestselling books
    • The need to acknowledge tradeoffs in business and life and the dangers of optimising something too earl

    • 44 min
    ML152: Josh Kaufman on Getting a Personal MBA, Decision-Making Algorithms and How to Market a Bestseller

    ML152: Josh Kaufman on Getting a Personal MBA, Decision-Making Algorithms and How to Market a Bestseller

    Josh Kaufman is an entrepreneur, researcher, and author of three bestselling books – The Personal MBA, The First 20 Hours, and How to Fight a Hydra.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    • The concept of exploration/exploitation and how it helps you decide what to work on
    • The system Josh uses for choosing what to outsource
    • How Josh applied the fundamental law of marketing to his book Personal MBA

    We also cover the five sections of business: value creation, marketing, sales, value delivery, and f

    • 46 min
    ML151: Paul Kirschner on How Learning Happens, The Art & Science of Teaching and How Belief Impacts Performance

    ML151: Paul Kirschner on How Learning Happens, The Art & Science of Teaching and How Belief Impacts Performance

    Paul Kirschner is an educational psychologist and a leading researcher on educational psychology and cognitive psychology. In this episode we discuss:
    - The researchers that inspired Paul and the foundations of the field
    - How teachers can apply educational research and teaching as an art informed by science
    - The concept of self-efficacy and how our beliefs in our abilities impact performance
    We also discuss the role of teachers in goal setting and domain-specific vs domain general skills.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

imfthe734 ,

Entertaining, informative and through-provoking

I always enjoy listening to the varied topics covered in this podcast, and the conversations are invariably interesting and dynamic. As someone interested in education, it’s great to have this curated collection of perspectives and schools of thought. Thank you, Nasos!

Germanjames ,

Feel like I am in a gripping conversation

It’s like being at one of those dinner parties where fortune sits you next to interesting people that you could learn from, and there are plenty of times I’ve wanted to chip into the conversation.

Benzym ,

The craftsman of learning education

Wonderful information and knowledge curated, digested and beautifully articulated. Nasos is a constant source of inspiration, with great guests in the art of learning.

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