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We need more experts sharing their knowledge. But not every domain expert is an expert teacher. In this show, I interview people who have mastered a skill to unpack HOW they learned it. Let's democratize online education by making it easier for domain experts to share their expertise and for you, the listener, to learn new skills. Join us every week for insights and practical steps for applying the world's best knowledge.

How Did You Learn That‪?‬ Andrew Barry

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We need more experts sharing their knowledge. But not every domain expert is an expert teacher. In this show, I interview people who have mastered a skill to unpack HOW they learned it. Let's democratize online education by making it easier for domain experts to share their expertise and for you, the listener, to learn new skills. Join us every week for insights and practical steps for applying the world's best knowledge.

    Holiday Short #2 - Trying out New Things

    Holiday Short #2 - Trying out New Things

    A holiday special! This is a short clip from our favorite part of episode #2 - Nate Kadlac on Digital Design and How to Choose Your Own Typeface.

    In this clip my guest, Nate and I talk about how important it is to try out various new things. 

    We talk about the value of being versatile and learning many skills, not necessarily knowing how or where they'll meet in the future to create your master-mind. 

    Happy Holidays!


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    • 2 min
    Holiday Short #1 - How to Break Rules to Win Tournaments

    Holiday Short #1 - How to Break Rules to Win Tournaments

    A Holiday Special! This is a short snippet from our favorite part of episode #1 - Paul LeCrone on Competitive Gaming: Focus on Process vs Outcomes. 

    In this clip my guest, Paul and I talk about how you have to first understand the rules to a game before you can break them. But it's in breaking them that true innovation and creativity occur.

    "Every practice has a set of rules which governs it. Mastery occurs with the realization of these rules. Innovation occurs at the point of intelligent and creative rebellion against them." - Fiel Valdez

    Happy Holidays!

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    • 2 min
    #7 - Alex van den Heever on Animal Tracking: What the Ancient Skill Can Teach Us About Each Other

    #7 - Alex van den Heever on Animal Tracking: What the Ancient Skill Can Teach Us About Each Other

    Alex has a fascinating story. He's a master tracker in South Africa. He started his career in 1995 at the world renowned Game Reserve called Londolozi. He has spent the last 25 years perfecting the skills of wild life tracking. He has dedicated much of his life to learning this ancient skill. He eventually qualified as one of a handful of tracker assessors, the youngest ever to achieve this feat. Over the last two decades Alex has tracked jaguars in the Amazon jungle, bears in California, grizzlies and wolves in Montana, pumas in Patagonia, and the famous black main lions of the Kalahari. 

    Alex has an unbelievable story. We go deep into what it takes to be a master tracker, what are the skills and attributes that make someone good at this incredibly nuanced and incredibly intuitive skill that can only really be learned with deliberate practice. 

    Alex has written two books on the topic, a best seller tracker book called the tracker manual, and a new book called Changing the Leopard's Spots, which documents his relationship with his mentor and friend, Renias Mhlongo. Alex is also the director of a tracking academy where he teaches unemployed people the traditional skills of tracking. 

    Alex and I get deep into his journey as a tracker in the African bush and around the world. I could not have been more excited for this conversation and I honestly could not have ended up enjoying it more. 

    Please enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #6 - Chris Sparks on The Art of Poker: Meta Skills for Learning Anything

    #6 - Chris Sparks on The Art of Poker: Meta Skills for Learning Anything

    Chris is one of the 20 best poker players in the world. He's the CEO and founder of Forcing Function, a consultancy and coaching business for high performers. Chris' approach to mastering the art and the meta-skills required for poker was incredibly deliberate and rigorous and he has taken a lot of those lessons now and applies him in his business. He started his poker career in 2001 when Chris Moneymaker won the world series of poker. 

    In our conversation, we go through how Chris intentionally built his skills to become one of the best poker players in the world. We talk about the importance of paying attention and staying present. 

    We discover how to increase the power of the feedback loop - taking on the feedback you're getting from the actions you put out into the world, being assertive in your decision making based on that feedback, and then taking action.

    Please enjoy! 
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #5 - Ravi Raman: How to Listen Within to Boost Performance Without

    #5 - Ravi Raman: How to Listen Within to Boost Performance Without

    Ravi Raman was a Microsoft product leader in the early 2000's, a time when the company went through a very turbulent period in their epic retail wars with Apple. Ravi tells us about the time that he spent there, what he learned in the stressful product environment, and how he quit his job in 2014. He didn't really know what he wanted to do. He took a year off with his wife and backpacked through the country. During this period, he gave himself the time and the space to figure out what his next steps would look like. This is how he got to where he is now, an executive coach for technology leaders at companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook. 

    Ravi thinks deeply about unlocking human potential and he approaches it from a perspective that requires a lot of intuition and insight. 

    In this episode, we discover what is behind high performance at work, what is the value of personal insight, and why we all need a coach to help us unlock our human potential. 

    Please enjoy! 
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #4 - David Wessels on Coaching Pro Sport: Stay a Humble Student of the Game

    #4 - David Wessels on Coaching Pro Sport: Stay a Humble Student of the Game

    David Wessels is the head coach of the Australian professional rugby team the Melbourne Rebels. He took over the team in 2018, a team that finished dead last in the Super Rugby Championship the year before. In his first season, Dave turned them into play-off contenders, only narrowly missing the play-offs in his next two seasons. 

    In this episode we talk about the key ingredients to being a successful professional sports coach. We uncover the secret to acquire a permission-less apprenticeship and how valuable it is to surround yourself with people to constantly learn from. 

    We find that a focus on humility and learning can open up doors to your career success. 

    Please enjoy!


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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Value packed

These episodes are hidden gems. So much value from top performers. Highly recommend?

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Great interviewer

Andrew is good at guiding the conversation down interesting paths.

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