S4 E2 Ultralearning by Scott H. Young

“Learning, at its core, is a broadening of horizons, of seeing things that were previously invisible and of recognizing capabilities within yourself that you didn’t know existed”

Scott H. Young, Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

In Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career, Scott H. Young outlines his essential guide to future-proofing your career and maximizing your competitive advantage through self-education. He shares powerful strategies to break out of mental ruts, introduces new training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retention and documents the methods he and others have used to acquire knowledge. With ultralearning, you can become fluent in multiple languages, earn the equivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time, or master multiple tools to build a product or business from the ground up.

Sarah shares her thoughts on Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott H. Young.

Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott H. Young The Book Dialogue

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

12 thoughts on “S4 E2 Ultralearning by Scott H. Young

    1. I share your thoughts on competition, Klausbernd. While I appreciate that many believe competition allows us to measure performance and increase productivity, I believe that we have set many of our benchmarks and measurement systems to be used in zero-sum games. The question that I ask myself – do I want to be # 1 on a flawed reward system or do I want to change the world around me with kindness, compassion and tolerance. While this may appear simplistic and naive, I have found, that the awards I received over my career/lifetime are long forgotten, but I recall every life-affirming conversation, every moment when I felt a sense of belonging.

      I enjoy our conversations Klausbernd – many thanks for joining Sarah and me on an exploration of books. Sending many hugs and love to my dear friends, the Fab Four of Cley.

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      1. I noticed when I was competing I wasn’t really happy with what I was getting. My most rewarding successes I had when I produced something quite relaxed, that was especially the case when I worked at Universities and as a writer. I would say competition is overrated.
        Indeed, our conversations are inspiring me. Thank you!
        With lots of love and a big hug
        By the way, a brilliant book I am just reading is by Andrea Wulf who wrote this excellent Humboldt-book. This is “Magnificent Rebels” about the Romantic movement.

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      2. I was never happy when I was competing. I felt that I was being forced to judge my activities, ideas, solutions, and outcomes against others when all I wanted to do was learn and integrate new knowledge. I understand that others thrive within a competitive situation and wish them well in their endeavours.

        Thank you for the recommendation – Magnificent Rebels by Andrea Wulf. I found it and have it now in my library. Exciting read so far! Reading and sharing ideas is what energizes me.

        Many hugs to my dear friends, The Fab Four of Cley!!!

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      3. We are just quite busy, dear Rebecca, because tomorrow a film team will come around and will film the second part of a film about Hanne-Dina. As they will film in our house we have to get everything nice and, of course, arrange it bit.
        Can’t we be happy that we could avoid competition most of our lives.
        Big hugs and love to all the Budds
        The Fab Four of Cley
        🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  1. Thank you for this challenging and informative conversation. Learning is partly the desire to learn new things/new subjects or expand our knowledge. New ideas/experiential new
    Ideas reach out to us! ! Much of the challenge to learning new things is just to find the time, dedication and energy to bring our minds to absorb new ideas, and learn from many others. Thank you for this conversation from two who are constantly learning new things and reaching out for new ideas. I wish you much success! ! I am very proud to be your mother! !

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    1. I am delighted that you enjoyed this conversation, Frances. You and Dad recognized and understood that learning was incremental and experiential. The question then becomes, how do we integrate, use and share the knowledge that we have acquired. Are we more accepting of diverse opinions? That is the real test of whether we have learned. I especially appreciated Aristotle’s thought: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

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  2. What a fabulous book you discovered, Sarah. You definitely need to be interested, at a minimum, to learn well. The more passion you have, the easier it is. I have a strange back-to-front attitude to learning. I believe I can do anything I want to until I have proved to myself that I can’t do something. I think this is why I am successful at most things I try, because I believe I can do them.

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