A friend recommended this book recently and I just finished it! It was sooo good. If you’re a fan of Cal Newport, you’ll also enjoy.
If you haven’t heard of Scott Young he gained some fame a few years ago when he completed the “MIT Challenge” where he learned everything in their computer science degree program in one year.
The book itself talks about principles and research he’s gathered around this idea of “ultralearning.” In my own words, ultralearning is essentially going deep on a particular area or subject. It can be anything. In the book, he gives a few examples such as a man who spent months focused on public speaking. Another talks about a girl who became a chess grand master. He shares their stories and the tries to stay practical when it comes to applying these principles in your own life.
I really enjoyed the book and felt motivated to start my own ultralearning project. I’ve decided on TypeScript so I’ll be doing #100DaysOfTypeScript. My goal is to master TypeScript and become the “in-house expert” at my company. If you’re interested in seeing more details on my learning project, here’s a Notion doc I’ve used to organize the project:
Have you read the book? Does it look interesting to you? What ideas do you have for your own ultralearning project?