Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career
HarperBusiness, 9780062852687, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
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 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.
About the Author
Scott H. Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. He lives in Vancouver Canada.
Praise For Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career…
— 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
“Ultralearning is like a superpower in our competitive economy. Read this book! It will change your life.”
— Cal Newport, author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work
“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