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Scott H Young Podcast
Scott H Young
Podcast by Scott H Young
4 days ago
Ep 150 How much can you change yourself
How much can you change yourself?
6 days ago
Ep 149 How to take notes
How to take notes
Feb 25, 2021
Ep 148 The key to making risky decisions
The key to making risky decisions.
Feb 23, 2021
Ep 147 What's the best way to learn biology
What's the best way to learn biology?
Feb 6, 2021
Ep 146 How to stay focused
Example Lesson 4 - Life of Focus
Feb 4, 2021
Ep 145 How to be more satisfied with your spare time
Example Lesson 3 - Life of Focus
Feb 2, 2021
Ep 144 On doing your life's work
Example Lesson 2 - Life of Focus
Jan 31, 2021
Ep 143 It's time to reclaim your mind
Example Lesson 4 - Life of Focus
Jan 28, 2021
Ep 142 Are you missing this essential foundation for good life
Are you missing this essential foundation for good life?
Jan 26, 2021
Ep 141 Fearing forgetting: Should you try to maintain or relearn knowledge?
Fearing forgetting: Should you try to maintain or relearn knowledge?
Jan 21, 2021
Ep 140 How to become more curious
How to become more curious.
Jan 19, 2021
Ep 139 Paradox of effort
Paradox of effort.
Jan 14, 2021
Ep 138 The boring and vastly underrated art of planning
The boring and vastly underrated art of planning
Jan 12, 2021
Ep 137 The value of learning useless things
The value of learning useless things
Dec 21, 2020
Ep 136 What are the Limits of Building Better Habits?
Ep 136 What are the Limits of Building Better Habits? by Scott H Young
Dec 14, 2020
Ep 135 Piers Steel - The science behind procrastination
Ep 135 Piers Steel - The science behind procrastination by Scott H Young
1 hr 7 min
Dec 3, 2020
Ep 133 7 essential focus rituals
7 essential focus rituals.
Nov 30, 2020
Ep 134 What is beyond self-improvement
What is beyond self-improvement?
Nov 2, 2020
Ep 132 Complete guide to motivation
The complete guide to motivation
1 hr 24 min
Oct 15, 2020
Ep 131 How to teach yourself anything in less than three months
How to teach yourself anything in less than three months
Oct 12, 2020
Ep 130 How Einstein learned physics
How Einstein learned physics.
Sep 22, 2020
Ep 129 Two types of growth
There are two types of growth.
Sep 18, 2020
Ep 128 How to study for a standardized test
How to study for a standardized test
Sep 14, 2020
Ep 127 How to finish your work, one bite at a time
How to finish your work, one bite at a time
Sep 11, 2020
Ep 126 Audio, Paper or Kindle: What's the best way to read a book
Audio, Paper or Kindle: What's the best way to read a book
Aug 27, 2020
Ep 125 Set an unbreakable standard
Set an unbreakable standard.
Aug 25, 2020
Ep 124 What is productivity guilt
What is productivity guilt?
Aug 20, 2020
Ep 123 If you want to be fit, don't buy new running shoes
If you want to be fit, don't buy new running shoes!
Aug 18, 2020
Ep 122 How to pick which books to read
How to pick which books to read?
Aug 13, 2020
Ep 121 The 7 most common learner mistakes
The 7 most common learner mistakes.
Aug 11, 2020
Ep 120 Seven principles of learning better from cognitive science
Seven principles of learning better from cognitive science.
Aug 6, 2020
Ep 119 The Overkill Approach: How to solve the hardest problems you face
The Overkill Approach: How to solve the hardest problems you face
Aug 4, 2020
Ep 118 Five scientific steps to ace your next exam
Five scientific steps to ace your next exam
Jul 30, 2020
Ep 117 The surprisingly narrow path to success
The surprisingly narrow path to success.
Jul 28, 2020
Ep 116 The all-important difference between effort and effectiveness
The all-important difference between effort and effectiveness.
Jul 21, 2020
Ep 115 You probably have too much motivation
You probably have too much motivation.
Jul 16, 2020
Ep 114 The 10 best mental models
The 10 best mental models.
Jul 14, 2020
Ep 113 How to commit to things you start
How to commit to things you start.
Jul 4, 2020
Ep 112 Boost your motivation to learn hard things
The fourth free lesson for the upcoming Rapid Learner launch.
Jul 2, 2020
Ep 111 Get better at the things you do every day
The third free lesson for the upcoming Rapid Learner launch.
Jun 30, 2020
Ep 110 The perfect studying routine
The second free lesson for the upcoming Rapid Learner launch.
Jun 28, 2020
Ep 109 How to quickly extract the best insights from a huge topic
The first free lesson for the upcoming Rapid Learner launch.
Jun 25, 2020
Ep 108 How much faster could you learn
How much faster could you learn?
Jun 23, 2020
Ep 107 What's next?
Jun 18, 2020
Ep 106 The hard way is the easy way
The hard way is the easy way.
Jun 16, 2020
Ep 105 Rethinking self-discipline
Jun 11, 2020
Ep 104 How successful was the MIT challenge?
How successful was the MIT challenge?
Jun 9, 2020
Ep 103 How much of your career is running to stay in the same spot
How much of your career is running to stay in the same spot?
Jun 4, 2020
Ep 102 Set goals in the middle
Set your goals in the middle.
Jun 2, 2020
Ep 101 Choose your signal wisely
Choose your signal wisely.
May 22, 2020
Ep 100 Cal Newport: The narrow path to success, fatherhood & challenging conventional wisdom
Interview with Cal Newport about career success, family life and digital minimalism.
1 hr 2 min
May 15, 2020
Ep 98 Week two Macedonian
Update for week two of learning Macedonian.
May 11, 2020
Ep 99 Do the real thing
Do the real thing.
May 7, 2020
Ep 97 Week one Macedonian
Week one learning Macedonian.
May 5, 2020
Ep 96 Seven rules for long-term productivity
Seven rules for long-term productivity.
May 1, 2020
Ep 95 New project: Learning Macedonian
My new project - Learning Macedonian
Apr 28, 2020
Ep 94 Being and time - An interesting book you probably shouldn't read
A review of an interesting book you probably shouldn't read.
Apr 23, 2020
Ep 93 I was wrong about speed reading: here are the facts
I was wrong about speed reading: here are the facts.
Apr 21, 2020
Ep 92 Seven habits that seem lazy (but actually let you get more done)
Seven habits that seem lazy (but actually let you get more done)
Apr 16, 2020
Ep 91 How important is work
How important is work?
Apr 14, 2020
Ep 90 Core ideas of self-improvement
Core ideas of Self-Improvement.
Apr 5, 2020
Ep 89 Is your path a staircase or a circle?
Is your path a staircase or a circle?
Apr 3, 2020
Ep 88 Designing the perfect practice loop
How to design the perfect practice loop.
Apr 1, 2020
Ep 87 How to build skills that matter
How to build skills that matter.
Mar 30, 2020
Ep 86 Now’s the perfect time to start an ultralearning project
Now is the perfect time to start an ultralearning project!
Mar 26, 2020
Ep 85 Information overload is a fake problem
Information overload is a fake problem.
Mar 24, 2020
Ep 84 How fast should you be when learning
How fast should you be when learning?
Mar 19, 2020
Ep 83 Why It's so hard to stick to your goals
Why is it so hard to stick to your goals?
Mar 17, 2020
Ep 82 How does age change how you learn?
How does age change your learning ability?
Mar 12, 2020
Ep 81 The power of being weak
About the power of being weak.
Mar 10, 2020
Ep 80 On keeping your word
About keeping your word.
Mar 5, 2020
Ep 79 How to start your own ultralearning project part 2
How to start your own ultralearning project part 2.
Mar 4, 2020
Ep 78 How to start your own ultralearning project part 1
How to start your own ultralearning project part 1.
Feb 27, 2020
Ep 77 Success is stamina - to win means to keep playing
Success is stamina - to win means to keep playing.
Feb 25, 2020
Ep 76 You fail to reach your goals because you design them badly
You fail to reach your goals because you design them badly.
Feb 20, 2020
Ep 75 Your life problems are learning challenges in disguise
Your life problems are learning challenges in disguise.
Feb 18, 2020
Ep 74 You have to be willing to get cut
You have to be willing to get cut.
Feb 13, 2020
Ep 73 Too tired to do everything? How to live better without burning out
Too tired to do everything? How to live better without burning out.
Feb 11, 2020
Ep 72 The complete guide to increasing your focus
The complete guide to increasing your focus.
Feb 6, 2020
Ep 71 Unpopular Opinion: Don't just get started
Unpopular Opinion: Don't just get started
Feb 4, 2020
Ep 70 Do you need to be smart to learn certain subjects
Do you need to be smart to learn certain subjects?
Jan 30, 2020
Ep 69 Learning to code is easy: Here's how to teach yourself
Learn coding by teaching yourself.
Jan 27, 2020
Ep 68 Is mastery more like a wedge or a knife
Is mastery more like a wedge or a knife?
Jan 23, 2020
Ep 67 How to worry less what other people think of you
How to worry less what other people think of you
Jan 23, 2020
Ep 65 Why is taking action hard
Why is taking action hard?
Jan 21, 2020
Ep 66 The 5 habits to fall asleep on time every night
The 5 habits to fall asleep on time every night.
Jan 20, 2020
Ep 64 Unraveling the enigma of reason
Unraveling the enigma of reason.
Jan 16, 2020
Ep 63 The complete guide to memory
The complete guide to memory.
Jan 13, 2020
Ep 62 Ultralearning Environments: Why where you learn determines how much you learn
A post about Ultralearning Environments.
Jan 2, 2020
Ep 61 How do you make a good analogy
How do you make a good analogy?
Dec 30, 2019
Ep 60 Why care about learning
Why care about learning?
Dec 26, 2019
Ep 59 Neuroscience of anxiety
Neuroscience of anxiety.
Dec 23, 2019
Ep 58 The obvious way to improve your career
The obvious way to improve your career.
Dec 19, 2019
Ep 57 Some things that have helped me worry less
Some things that have helped me worry less.
Dec 16, 2019
Ep 56 What's the point of productivity
What's the point of productivity
Dec 12, 2019
Ep 55 Why is it so hard to create permanent habits
Why is it so hard to create permanent habits
Dec 9, 2019
Ep 54 Why waking up at 5am won't make you rich
Why waking up at 5am won't make you rich.
Dec 6, 2019
Ep 53 A subtle mistake people make when trying to grow their careers
A subtle mistake people make when trying to grow their careers
Dec 4, 2019
Ep 52 The hidden language of top performers
The hidden language of top performers.
Nov 28, 2019
Ep 51 Should you target the minimum?
Should you target the minimum when learning a new skill?
Nov 25, 2019
Ep 50 How to learn a language in record time
How to learn a new language in record time.
Nov 21, 2019
Ep 49 How to stop feeling like an imposter
How to stop feeling like an imposter
Nov 18, 2019
Ep 48 Are you stepping over $100 bills lying on the sidewalk?
Are you stepping over $100 bills lying on the sidewalk?
Nov 15, 2019
Ep 47 Are you living life or just planning your biography?
The problem is that our experiential happiness is only loosely correlated with how happy we feel when thinking broadly about our lives. Listen to find out how we can resolve this dilemma.
Nov 11, 2019
Ep 46 Is reading making you stupid?
Is reading making you stupid?
Nov 7, 2019
Ep 45 The critical 7 rules to understand people
7 critical rules for understanding people!
Nov 4, 2019
Ep 44 How important is growth?
How important is growth?
Oct 31, 2019
Ep 43 Can life have too much meaning?
Can life have too much meaning?
Oct 30, 2019
Ep 42 Twenty-five useful thinking tools
25 Thinking Tools
Oct 9, 2019
Ep 41 There is no “real” you
There is no real you.
Oct 7, 2019
Ep 40 Update on My 10-Year Plans at Becoming Exceptional
My update on my 10-year plan of becoming exceptional.
Oct 4, 2019
Ep 39 Explore or exploit: The hidden decision that guides your life
Ep 39 Explore or exploit: The hidden decision that guides your life by Scott H Young
Oct 2, 2019
Ep 38 Book recommendation: Indistractable
Book recommendation for Indistractable.
Sep 30, 2019
Ep 37 The complete guide to self control
The complete guide to self-control.
1 hr 37 min
Sep 18, 2019
Ep 36 How to think about your life's work
How to think about your life's work.
Sep 16, 2019
Ep 35 If you want to be an author, don't start writing (and other strangely useful career advice)
If you want to be an author, don't start writing.
Sep 11, 2019
Ep 34 “I already know what to do, I just don’t do it.” I disagree.
I know it already and I disagree.
Sep 10, 2019
Ep 33 The hardest part about learning hard things
My thoughts about the hardest part of learning hard things.
Sep 4, 2019
Ep 32 Do you even want success (the perils of achievement bias)
Scott shares his thoughts about the perils of achievement bias.
Sep 2, 2019
Ep 31 How should I get better at writing?
Scott shares his insights about how you can get better at writing.
Apr 15, 2019
Ep 30 Book Recommendation: The Hungry Brain
In this episode, we are going over the hungry brain book from Stephan Guyenet.
Mar 27, 2019
Ep 23 Five scientific steps to ace your next exam
The ideas in this video are just some of what I teach in my 6-week course, Rapid Learner: https://www.rapid-learner-course.com/
Mar 26, 2019
Ep 22 Do you have habits or just commitments?
A habit is something you do nearly automatically, given a certain situation. Many of your habits might not be so automatic. Here's what to do about it.
Mar 11, 2019
Ep 29 Who has time for hobbies?
Should you schedule time for your hobbies? How to prevent digital distractions from eating up your time and what to do instead.
Mar 10, 2019
Ep 28 Why memorize?
Why bother trying to remember things when everything is just a quick Google search away? Here's the real reason you need it inside your brain.
Mar 9, 2019
Ep 27 Life’s wicked problems (and how to get past them)
In 1967, C. West Churchman defined "wicked problems". Here's why they are prevalent in life, and how to get past their inescapable difficulties.
Mar 8, 2019
Ep 26 Useful Career Tool: Look for partial mentors
We all want that one key person to look up to. Unfortunately, such people are hard to find (and often have less time). Here's what you should do instead.
Mar 7, 2019
Ep 25 Bored with your job? The recipe for enjoying your work
Work is often boring or frustrating (sometimes both)! Applying principles from a Hungarian psychologist, you can make work a lot more enjoyable.
Mar 6, 2019
Ep 24 Is ambition a good thing? Thoughts on striving without selfishness
Is ambition a good thing? Something you should cultivate or abandon? Ambition has allowed for some very positive things, but it also has a hidden dark side.
Mar 5, 2019
Ep 23 Impossible Standards: The 3-step process to reach new heights in your work and life
Hard goals create rapid growth. Pick standards you can't currently reach, without rejecting or lowering them to meet your current abilities.
Mar 4, 2019
Ep 22 Should you target the minimum?
Nearly any advice you get on improving anything implicitly fits into one of three types: minimum, average or maximum. Which you should aim at?
Mar 3, 2019
Ep 21 Should you follow less news?
Would your life be better if you read less news? Should you be reading more olds instead: books and ideas that will last for more than a moment?
Mar 2, 2019
Ep 20 Should you strive to desire more or less
Should you set goals, cultivate ambition and strive for greater and better things? Or should you diminish your needs and be more accepting of life?
Mar 1, 2019
Ep 19 Play is learning
Why does learning have to be hard work? Why is studying such a chore? Why making your study more like play will help you learn more and have more fun.
Feb 28, 2019
Ep 18 How to find time
Time is limited. But your energy, attention and enthusiasm are limited even more. How can you find time when there always seems to be so little of it?
Feb 27, 2019
Ep 17 How to cultivate mental stamina
The ability to focus on hard work for a longer period of time is essential to success in your career and studies. Here's five strategies to do this.
Feb 26, 2019
Ep 16 The three different types of luck
Chance and randomness have a big impact on our lives. Life isn't fair, but the kind of luck that impacts your life can have dramatic differences in how you should respond.
Feb 25, 2019
Ep 15 Is old advice better?
Is it better to read the Stoics, Buddhists and other ancient wisdom? Or is older advice out of date? I try to show both sides of this debate and give my recommendations.
Feb 19, 2019
Ep 14 Habit Stacking: How to keep up with everything (When you don't have time)
In this episode, I discuss how to keep on track with everything even when you don't have time.
Aug 8, 2018
Why Do People Go To School [The Case Against Education - 1]
We've updated the format of our bookclub and will be breaking each month's book into smaller, shorter discussions. Hope you enjoy! This month we're reading The Case Against Education by Bryan Caplan. In this thought-provoking book, Caplan argues that the main function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity―in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. The author draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge and even explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal.
Jul 23, 2018
Ep 13 Book Club: The structure of scientific revolutions
This is the wrap-up video for this month's book club where we read The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn. About the book: This is the wrap up video for this mont's book club where we read The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn. American historian and philosopher of science, Kuhn was a leading contributor to the change of focus in the philosophy and sociology of science in the 1960s. He taught at Harvard, the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1962, Kuhn published The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which depicted the development of the basic natural sciences in an innovative way. According to Kuhn, the sciences do not uniformly progress strictly by scientific method.
Jun 26, 2018
Ep 12 Book Club: The wizard and the prophet
This is the wrap-up video for the twelfth month of the book club. This month we read The Wizard & The Prophet by Charles C. Mann.
May 25, 2018
Ep 11 Book Club: The selfish gene
This is the wrap-up video for the eleventh month of the book club. This month we read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins.
Apr 24, 2018
Ep 10 Book Club: The enigma of reason
This is the wrap-up video for the tenth month of the book club. This month we read The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber.
Mar 26, 2018
Ep 9 Book Club: Tao te ching
This is the wrap-up video for the ninth month of the book club. This month we read Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
Mar 5, 2018
Ep 8 Book Club: The elephant in the brain
This is the wrap-up video for the eight month of the book club. This month we read The Elephant In The Brain by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson.
Jan 24, 2018
Ep 7 Book Club: Seeing like a state
This is the wrap-up video for the seventh month of the book club. This month we read Seeing Like A State by James C. Scott.
Dec 28, 2017
Ep 6 Book Club: Godel, Escher, Bach
This is the wrap-up video for the sixth month of the book club. This month we read Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter.
Nov 27, 2017
Ep 5 Book Club: Average is over
This is the wrap-up video for the fifth month of the book club. This month we read Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen.
Oct 18, 2017
Ep 4 Book Club: Don’t sleep there are snakes
This is the wrap-up video for the third month of the book club. This month we read Don’t Sleep There Snakes: Life & Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel Everett.
Sep 26, 2017
Ep 3 Book Club: Predictably irrational
This is the wrap-up video for the third month of the book club. This month we read Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely and I'm joined by Vat Jaiswal. About the book: Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.
Sep 8, 2017
Ep 2 Book Club: Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman
Kalid Azad and I discuss August’s book, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman. This is the autobiography of the Nobel-prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman. As I make the case at the start of the video, the benefit of reading biographies is that you get to see how someone very accomplished lived and thought in ways different from you. I find this a lot more effective than reading books expounding the virtues of creativity, curiosity or courage–you actually get to see how someone who embodied those characteristics lived in concrete terms.
Sep 8, 2017
Ep 1 Book Club: Sapiens, a brief history of humankind
James Clear and I discuss July’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. We cover the major themes in the book as well as the author’s thought provoking interpretation of human history, contemporary society, and beyond.
1 hr 3 min