Scott Young is a writer, programmer, traveler, and avid reader of interesting things.
Scott Young is a writer, programmer, traveler and an avid learner. After Scott heard about Benny Lewis and the way he could become fluent in a language in just 3 months, he became interested in extreme learning and began exploring it himself. He later went on to study one of MIT's 4-year computer science degrees, relying solely on external material and without ever going to any MIT lectures. He passed the final exams. Scott joins us for this episode to impart his knowledge on ultra-learning.Visit Scott's website at www.ScottHYoung.comScott Young is the author of Ultralearning which you can find at most book outlets including AmazonBlinkistWith Blinkist, you get unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books. All the books you want and all for one low price. Right now, for a limited time, Blinkist has a special offer just for our audience. Go to and try it free for 7 days.Listener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and even have the opportunity to have your favorite episode re-aired on a Friday! Just visit to sign up.UNMISTAKABLE CREATIVE PRIMEWe are launching Unmistakable Creative Prime, exclusive access to all our new monthly courses, group coaching calls, live chats with former guests as well as access to a keyword search engine of our entire podcast catalogue and much, much more. To find out more, visit  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Scott Young (@ScottHYoung) is a blogger, traveler, author, self-experimenter and ultra-learner that took MIT's entire 4-year programming curriculum in a year. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=20582369" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"]
Episode Show More About the ShowThe 5 AM Miracle Podcast.Free Productivity ResourcesJoin The 5 AM Club!.The 5 AM Miracle BookAudiobook, Paperback, and Kindle.Connect on Social MediaFacebook Group • Instagram • Twitter • LinkedIn.Episode SummaryLearning really fast is sexy, but is it possible for you? Yes!In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I chat with Scott Young, author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career about learning at a rapid pace..Resources Mentioned in this Episode SideTrak [Get 10% off your portable monitor] HempFusion [Get 20% off + free shipping with code 5AM] Business Licenses, LLC [Get started with their help today] BetterHelp [Get 10% off your first month with code 5AM] Scott Young [Check out Scott’s Website] Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career [Book by Scott Young] .Scott YoungScott Young is the author of the Wall Street Journal and National best selling book, Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career.Scott has been a prolific writer on his blog since 2006 where he writes about learning, productivity, career, habits, and living well. He is known for documenting learning challenges such as learning a 4-year MIT computer science degree in one year, learning four languages in one year, and learning to draw portraits in 30 days.His work has been featured in TEDx, The New York Times, Lifehacker, Popular Mechanics and Business Insider. Find out more at
Many of us want to learn a new skill or master a new area of expertise, either to further or change our career or simply for the sake of personal fulfillment. But going deep in a subject seems like it would take a long time, and even require going back to school, something most of us don't have the time, money, and desire to do.My guest today says there's another way. His name is Scott Young and he's the author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. We begin our conversation with Scott's successful experiment of doing all the course work for a computer science degree from MIT in less than a year and for free and how this opened Scott up to the idea of "ultralearning." We then discuss the economic benefits of learning how to learn, as well as the personal benefits that come from mastering new skills as adults. In the second half of our conversation, we get into the practical techniques of the ultralearning method, including creating a plan for your learning project, choosing active over passive learning, and drilling effectively. Scott and I end our discussion with how to figure out what feedback to listen to and what to ignore as you're learning a new project. Get the show notes at
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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