Source of genius

Is being a genius something we get at birth, something we acquire by hard work or some luck that comes to people who are prepaired for it? Can someone willingly become a genius? There is simply not enough statistical evidence to decide one way or another. Take this article for example. From looking at it …

Comfort zone

Anna has been pushing me out of my comfort zone since we met for 10 years now. She claimed it would help my personal growth. There are actual articles backing up this idea. Let us try to think about it. Our comfort zone typically includes things we feel comfortable doing: things we do automatically, things …

How to do “life”

Quite often our students ask me for advice regarding juggling various tasks. Recently I read this article on psychologytoday and it made me think.To which extent can we gamify our lives and “win” as a result? Life is hard for everybody. Each of us gets a different bucket of skills and challenges, as we get …

Study group collaboration secrets

Study groups are a great way to learn new things and train the skills with other people. Study groups are also notoriously unproductive, unless they function properly. This article outlines some rules for successful collaboration, which we would like to explore. Respect diversity. A typical study group will be very diversified. There will be charismatic …

Laws of good multitasking

How do we have more than 24 hours a day? We multitask, of cause. Only 2% of populace are supertaskers and can multitask well. Being a superlearner, is definitely a good stepping stone into becoming a supertasker. There are not many guides regarding supertasker training. Probably this article will be useful for you. While I …

Team building – rebels needed

When we started our mastermind project, accountability group was one of our key offerings. How did we build our groups? Based on common time zone, interests etc. And we failed: the groups did not become magnets of learning and motivation generators. True team-building is a complex task, which we cannot handle from our mail accounts. …

Physiology of memory

There is a reason we do not talk much about physiology of memory. We simply do not have enough information that does not spark controversy. Below are some examples. Is there a limit on chunking and working memory? Working memory is the basis of our memorization. It is studied via various cognitive tasks performed by …

Is there such as thing as too many ideas?

There is such a thing as having too many ideas. In the world of business and entrepreneurship there is an analysis procedure just for this sort of things. You could analyze risks and benefits, business environment, your ability to execute each idea and choose to focus on the best overall prospect. When you treat yourself …

Meaningful life: a superlearner perspective

For a superlearner having a meaningful life is a bit more than it is for most people. Being able to learn fast is a power, and with power comes responsibility. What is considered to be life fulfilment for most people? Finding a job that brings food on the table, having a couple of kids, contributing …

5 whys and mindmaps

There is a popular belief that if you ask “why” five times you will get to the root cause of any problem. Here is a cool article about it. The method was developed by engineers, and not by scientists, so we do not really know how well it works. It does show an interesting tendency …