Scott Young, author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career
Scott Young and Bill Ringle discuss how to rethink the importance of learning as a competitive advantage for small business leaders.
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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview
- If something is not working the way you want it to even after you follow all the steps, step back to see all the angles and see if there are other ways to approach it.
- Things should be approached with an analytical mind. While following steps is important, keep in mind that there is a diversity of doing things.
- Genius can be built by aquired learning, so we need to imerse ourseleve in an enviroment where we learn.
Read the Show Notes from this Episode
- Scott talks about how his grandfather’s gusto to learn inspired his curiosity for life and learning. [00:54]
- Why a bad learning experience can be a barrier to being better at something. [03:46]
- How his MIT project and how announcing it publicly gave him positive reinforcement that he can and will deliver. [09:55]
- A discussion about David Autor’s skill polarization. [13:09]
- What he learned about language learning and its application to Ultra Learning. [17:03]
- Tyler Cowen imparts to us the value of learning things. [14:04]
- Scott Young and the language learning experiment. [14:42]
- Scott talks about one of his childhood heroes, Richard Feynman, and explains how genius can be acquired by acquired knowledge. [23:01]
- The My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [25:00]
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