Productivity or how to make more time

Many of my students complaint that they do not have time to read. Being more effective than most people I thought I escaped this destiny, but this month I find myself out of time all the time… I read this blog and decided to write down what in the list (or its exact opposite) works …

Hyper-linking: remembering and analyzing huge amounts of information

Hyper-linking is a technology of the internet age.  The resulting data structure is a sparse graph – probably the most versatile and compact form to encode information. The basic premises is very simple. You have an article. Each time you see an interesting word in this article you try to find other articles that use …

Why does speedreading work?

You can find many people explaining that speedreading does not work, cannot work and should not work. Yet 90% of our students read 800wpm+ with 80%+ retention. How can it be? Being data scientist this is not surprising at all. Most of us have many channels for information handling. It is very similar to viewing a …

When should you take the “advanced” course?

The Udemy course of Anna’s 1-on-1 Skype course are intended for everybody. The advanced course is attended for professionals that read large amounts of technical data: computer scientists, financial experts, lawyers, medics. The advanced course offers huge advantages highly anticipated by the most successful superlearners: Analysis of complex technical material, learning whole areas of knowledge; …

Remembering dates and numbers

Many of our students love to read historical material. Almost any field of knowledge has its own history. History comprises of historical processes, heroic leaders, some interesting statistics, and lots of names, dates and numbers. The discussion below deals with remembering dates and numbers. Mario Laf  Remembering dates I have read that using dates with …

Generating interest with long boring texts

How do we read content that is genuinely boring? Why, we generate interest in any way we can. Interest is a key component for retention, it focuses the mind on the content, on the markers, on links and so on. One of the surprising fact we found, was that fast readers had higher retention than slow …

Daily reading

How much should you read every day? Our students love to read. Our students want to read. Our students need to read. Actually I am not so sure this is true. How many books/articles/blog did you read last year? Was it less than 1000 pages? If so you will eventually loose your reading skills… Was it …

How does it feel writing a blog?

I am writing this blog for several weeks now, and have generated initial experiences. First of all I want to thank all of my readers, people spending the time to learn new things and improve their superlearning powers. Trying to provide the most engaging, helpful and insightful content is high on my priority list. Please …

How do I train each day?

Many of our students ask: how much should I train every day and what exercises should I do? The Udemy course comes with a big section of games, some of them also can be viewed at  this blog’s resources. You can spend as much or as little time playing various games as you want – this …

Developing your personal style

Quite often I urge the students to develop their personal style, but occasionally I wonder if they understand what I mean. Below are some examples. Each examples has its strengths and weaknesses,  and you should focus on those that fit your own style. Technocrat This is one of my favourite styles. I produce stylized markers …