Education and the Economy: The Real Connection

Education and the Economy: The Real Connection

What do education and the economy have to do with each other? Is it true that widespread formal education increases wealth and opportunity? In Antifragile, Taleb argues that our belief that education leads to economic prosperity is false. Instead, he says that wealthy countries invest in education, and we confused this for the cause of the economic wealth. Keep reading to find out why the relationship between education and the economy are not what you think.

How to Develop Intuition: 4 Rules for Deeper Learning

How to Develop Intuition: 4 Rules for Deeper Learning

Do you want to deepen your level of understanding of a subject enough to develop intuition? What are the four rules for developing deeper knowledge? Fixating on surface-level aspects of a subject or skill won’t allow you to have a complete understanding of it. But if you follow these four rules then you will be able to delve so deep into a subject that the knowledge turns into intuition. Continue on to learn how to develop intuition.

Effective Feedback: Learning Just Got Easier

Effective Feedback: Learning Just Got Easier

Why is feedback so important to the learning process? What are the different types of feedback? What four methods can help you improve the feedback you receive? One crucial component of ultralearning is feedback. Learning ability is improved when feedback is intense, immediate, and free of bias. However, there are types of feedback that can impede your learning that you should filter out. Keep reading to learn about the different types of learning feedback.

How to Stay Focused While Studying: Proven Tips

How to Stay Focused While Studying: Proven Tips

Do you want to know how to stay focused while studying? Are you trying to start an ultralearning project but struggle with procrastination? Learning how to stay focused while studying is a skill in itself. Many of us struggle with procrastination and distraction, but there are ways to overcome those obstacles. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to stay focused while studying and explore some methods for optimizing your concentration ability.

What Is Direct Learning? Learn While Doing

What Is Direct Learning? Learn While Doing

What is direct learning? How can learning directly produce long-lasting results? How does direct learning affect knowledge transfer? Direct learning is an idea that says you learn best when you practice a skill in the environment that you will use it in. Many people avoid direct learning because it pushes you out of your comfort zone and it takes more effort than traditional learning methods. Keep reading to learn how direct learning can help you learn faster and retain more information.

Barack Obama at Columbia: Finding Hope in America

Barack Obama at Columbia: Finding Hope in America

Did Barack Obama go to Columbia? What did he learn and study? At Columbia, Barack Obama spent most of his time reading and brooding, wondering why the country wasn’t living up to its promises. During his time at Columbia, his worldview shifted again and he believed in the future. Read more about Barack Obama, Columbia, and how his time in New York City shaped his politics.

Active Experimentation Leads to Mastery

Active Experimentation Leads to Mastery

What is active experimentation? How does experimentation lead to skill mastery? What is an experimentation mindset? Active experimentation is when a person applies a concept in real life to see the result. This self-directed form of learning leads to personalized learning, efficiency, and originality. When you have an experimentation mindset, you believe in your capacity for growth, therefore you will grow.  Keep reading to learn about the benefits of active experimentation.

Alternative Learning Strategies: Ultralearning

Alternative Learning Strategies: Ultralearning

Are you or somebody you know struggling to learn in a traditional, classroom environment? Could using an alternative learning approach such as ultralearning be the answer? There are many forms of alternative learning, but here we will be focusing on ultralearning. Ultralearning isn’t just for people in school, it’s for people in every walk of life and it can be used to learn any skill from speaking another language to playing sports. Keep reading for alternative learning strategies and approaches.

Ultralearning Projects: How to Create Your Own

Ultralearning Projects: How to Create Your Own

Do you want to create an ultralearning project? What do you need to do to design your first self-directed study plan and put it into motion?  The five steps for creating ultralearning projects are 1) research, 2) create a schedule, 3) actualize your plan, 4) analyze your results, and 5) determine your post-project plan. Follow these steps to achieve mastery over a subject. In this article, we’ll break down the five steps to creating your first ultralearning project.