Saturday, June 17, 2023

learning books from Scott H Young

 Why Flashcards Beat Mnemonics for Studying - Scott H Young

In short, if you are proficient with mnemonics, by all means, use them to supplement your flashcards.
If you’re not, or your subject makes using them difficult, or you simply aren’t sure which one to prioritize, stick with the flashcards.

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Ultralearning - Scott H Young

Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career: Young, Scott, Clear, James: 9780062852687: Books

Sunday, June 11, 2023

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Yet, the reality of surpassing 1 TRILLION views is truly mind-boggling.

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

book: 10x Is Easier Than 2x 10x Is Easier Than 2x: How World-Class Entrepreneurs Achieve More by Doing Less eBook : Sullivan, Dan, Hardy, Benjamin: Kindle Store

The book is based on an "80/20 rule" (assumption/theory/principle/"law")
that 80% results are result of 20% of efforts.

So to achieve a business or personal growth, 
the first step is to identify what 20% efforts contribute to 80% results
and "let go" everything else, focus on doing "less but better".

That requires assuming "new identity" of focus on excellence
and delegating or discontinuing all other activity. 

When this math is correct, the result is is "exponential growth".

The book presents many examples of various "entrepreneurs" following this path and "succeeding." 
Some examples are questionable.

While written by a psychologist, there is not much insight on struggles and failures of this process, though. Also the data about success rate, and negative "side effects" of such efforts would be interesting. While well written book, it could be much shorter, there not much new info.

Reminds of the Jim Rohn Quote
"Set a goal to become a millionaire for what it makes of you to achieve it.
Do it for the skills you have to learn and the person you have to become"

The 3 Fundamentals of "10x" Growth | 10x is Easier than 2x Series - Part 1 | Dr. Benjamin Hardy - YouTube

E298 Dr. Benjamin Hardy - Why 10x is Easier than 2x and How You Can Achieve More By Doing Less - YouTube

10X Is Easier Than 2X Feat. Dan Sullivan - YouTube

2 BIGGEST Ideas From The 10X RULE | Dr. Benjamin Hardy - YouTube

Astro Teller | Biography

Astro Teller - Wikipedia

Dr. Teller holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Stanford University, Master of Science in symbolic and heuristic computation, also from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University

Moonshot Thinking from Astro Teller - YouTube

Astro Teller, Captain of X, The Moonshot Factory with George Lee - YouTube

Google X Head on Moonshots: 10X Is Easier Than 10 Percent | WIRED

It’s often easier to make something 10 times better
than it is to make it 10 percent better

Because when you’re working to make things 10 percent better, you inevitably focus on the existing tools and assumptions, and on building on top of an existing solution that many people have already spent a lot of time thinking about. Such incremental progress is driven by extra effort, extra money, and extra resources. It’s tempting to feel improving things this way means we’re being good soldiers, with the grit and perseverance to continue where others may have failed -- but most of the time we find ourselves stuck in the same old slog. But when you aim for a 10x gain, you lean instead on bravery and creativity -- the kind that, literally and metaphorically, can put a man on the moon.

Astro Teller, CEO of X - How to Think 10x Bigger (#309) - The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss