The Undeniable Importance of Foreign Exchange Student Programs

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When I first met Jonathan Levi he was on a Foreign Exchange Student Program. Then he returned to Israel and we created our first course. Without such programs life could be different. Yet, how can we use these programs better? In this guest article, a seasoned blog writer Ashly Williams shares her insights.   Main …

Paralysis by octalysis

Thinking too much leads to an inability to act. This is called “paralysis by analysis”. Gamifying and building up motivation can have a similarly negative effect. Since I did not find any literature on this, I call it “Paralysis by octalysis”. Below is a typical example and several antidotes. Gamification Octalysis is a gamification framework …

Drafting the story of your life

At 45  I finally started to write my autobiography. Is it reasonable? What questions I should ask myself? What can you learn from me? More reading here, here, here, here, and here. Dante When Dante Alighieri wrote his books, he was 35 years old. The first section, the Inferno begins with the words “Midway upon the …

Muda and elimination of wastefulness

Japanese culture is minimalistic and elegant. What can we learn from it, and how can we implement the best sides of this culture? How can we waste less and gain more from our learning activities? I will try to apply Toyota’s philosophy to accelerated learning. Muda (Japanese term) Muda is the Japanese word for waste …

Can we really understand our future self?

One of the visualization exercises we promote is talking to your “future self”. We discuss the most pressing subjects with the person we hope to become one day. This is not the person we eventually become! Today’s reading selection is here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Best possible future self I quote the …

Ramanujan, math intuition and the voice of the goddess

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Intuition takes many forms, but what is it exactly? Why do genius scientists talk about mysterious forces? Do we really need the supernatural or there are more plausible explanations? Can we train it? The story of the goddess Ramanujan was one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. He wrote down several astonishing results …

Superlearner story: Ron, the other side of success

The students that finished the speedreading training are coming back for the next tier of skills. What are they looking for and how can we help? The other side of success Today I had an interesting meeting with my friend. Actually, he was one of my first students. He still does not have enough hours …

Advanced training guide

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We stopped our previous training guide where you become productive and use what you learn. Only there is no evidence that the way you use your knowledge will be beneficial.  So we need to acquire skills associated with wisdom. This part of the training is still a work in progress.  It will be finalized by …

Return on investing in learning and exponential growth

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Learning is considered an exponential growth skill. However, not all learning is equal. Can we use the return on investment analysis for our learning experience? Sure! Do many people think this way? Not really. Let us go through the myths and realities of earning by learning. How to maximize the full keytostudy offering? The accelerated …

Metaknowledge or metawisdom? Learning to learn and thinking about thinking

What should we learn or know and why? This is a question driving me beyond accelerated learning and epistemology, into the research of meaningful life.  Is there a single answer for all men and women, or each of us is doomed to create his own meaning? Let us brainstorm together. Introversion by adversity With COVID19 …