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Scott Young is an entrepreneur, programmer, and author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Skills, and Outsmart the Competition. Scott believes that learning is key to living well and is known for engaging learning projects such as The Year Without English, an endeavor that earned him proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Korean. Additionally, through his MIT Challenge, Scott used his knowledge acquisition strategies to complete MIT’s undergraduate computer science curriculum in just twelve months without attending any classes. Through his work, Scott provides valuable insight on topics related to knowledge acquisition, learning, and working more effectively. His work has been featured on BBC, Business Insider, The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, TEDx, and LifeHacker.
Scott joins me today to discuss his philosophies on how you can master any learning endeavor you set out on. He shares his experience with language learning and whether or not children are more capable of becoming multilingual than adults. Scott also offers a helpful perspective on topics including focus, procrastination, and motivation that can help you approach your life, study, and work endeavors more effectively.
“We all have capacities to be really, really good at things that are somewhat underexplored.” – Scott Young
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