Supercharge Your Learning with Scott Young

Today on Dough Roller, we are talking with Scott Young! Scott Young is an author, entrepreneur, computer programmer, and host of The Scott Young Podcast. Scott has started and kept up a wildly popular blog since he was 18 years old, and most notably has completed some amazing learning challenges, such as the MIT Challenge where in just one year he learned the entire curriculum of MIT’s computer science major without taking any classes, and The Year Without English where he set out to learn 4 different languages over the course of one year.

Scott’s first book Ultralearning, is a Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, and in 2012 he gave a TEDX talk about his approach to learning and his time at MIT, which has been viewed over half a million times. He has written over 1000 articles on everything from holistic learning to finding the meaning of life. Scott is a master of self-teaching and learning, and an exemplary multi-hyphenate scholar.

In this episode, we talk about Scott’s journey with his learning challenges, including his infamous time with the MIT challenge. Scott tells us how he got into personal development and learning, and how he uses those skills in his day-to-day life. We’ll also talk about the emotional side of investing, and how to keep your anxiety at bay when making risky finance decisions. If you’re looking to up your learning intake and hear some investing tips, listen on!

 

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Timestamps:

 

00:21- Scott’s Background and “Claim to Fame”

01:58- Scott’s Journey with the MIT Challenge

13:20- How Scott Became Obsessed with Personal Development

16:29- What Can We Do To Improve Our Learning Ability

19:16- How Scott Overcame Difficult Feedback

24:36- Telling the Difference Between Luck and Mastery

28:04- The Emotional Side of Investing

32:45- Scott’s Courses and Teachings

35:18- Scott’s Upcoming Ultra Learning Projects

 

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Ultralearning Book- Ultralearning

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