Scott H. Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects.
Scott H. Young rose to autodidact stardom when he learned MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum in less than twelve months. Next, he taught himself four new languages in a year.
Such extreme self-improvement projects may seem outside the realm of most of our capabilities, but Scott believes that the principles and methods that he and other ultralearners employ are essential tools for anyone who wants a competitive edge in the fast-changing, aggressive workplace.
In Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career, Scott reveals how basic strategies that he and other ultralearners embrace can give anyone the edge in organizing and executing a plan to learn something new deeply and quickly—and without teachers or tuition.
In this episode, Scott discusses his new book, along with sharing his personal takeaways from his self-education projects. We touch on the power of self-education, thoughts on the current education system, many tools regarding ultralearning, the importance of retrieval and transfer, and the value in learning new skills.
Scott also explains how everyone is capable of learning a new skill and expanding their horizon. We simply have to work with what we have, including our specific time constraints, and find passion in what we choose to learn.
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