162. Ultralearning MIT’s 4-Year CS Degree in 12 Months and Future of Learning, Creativity and Purpose | Scott Young

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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. He’s the author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career and runs a podcast looking at career advice, learning, growth, productivity, philosophy and more.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Scott completed a 4-year MIT programming degree in 12 months
  • Secrets to learning smarter, and faster
  • The reasons MOOCs failed and didn’t
  • Ways to redesign education for the 21st century
  • How to deal with filter bubbles and bias
  • Scott’s thoughts on productivity, purpose and results
  • Lessons learned from travel
  • Why Scott’s not convinced about biohacking and brain augmentation
  • Was Harvard right in their racial discrimination
  • How to increase your comfort zone and creativity
  • What Scott’s learned about happiness and internal reflection
  • Where should someone today focus their efforts
  • Why software is eating the world

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