Speedwriting: the best of long-term memorization and creative writing (no more spaced repetitions!)

The basic idea of speedwriting is very simple. If we research a subject, read about it, create notes, and memorize everything we need, writing about the subject should be really easy. And if we write about something creatively, remembering it for years after writing also becomes easy. I call this virtuous circle speedwriting. TLDR We …

Speedreading x100: from vocalization to sub-visualization

What if I told you that you can improve your reading speed not by x2 or x3 but x100 without losing comprehension? This is speedreading on steroids! Going from vocalization (100 wpm) to sub-visualization (10 000 wpm) is just that. You might think I am crazy. Yet this is exactly what happened to me. Everybody …

Back to school deal

Literally do not miss our back-to-school deal. TLDR: 60% discount, or more when bundles with 1:1 sessions. For me, September 1st is “Back to school” day. Schools tend to be very expensive and optimizing the school experience is a good idea. Relatively little time and money strategically investing can provide a great return on investment. …

What is limiting my productivity right now?

We want to be more productive and achieve more faster. Yet, most of us do not really know the limiting factors. What is limiting your productivity right now? Is it a lack of knowledge? Imperfect technique? Poorly defined goals? Psychological barriers? Suboptimal equipment? Skills and limitations Things that limit us are numerous and often transparent …

Healthcare memorization and mnemonics

Healthcare information requires large amount of memorization. Our students need to remember body parts in foreign languages, complex functional behaviour of these body parts, historical facts related to various body functions… The methods for remembering medicine, chemistry and biology are a combination of methods for remembering foreign languages and methods fro remembering historical processes. Barney …

Low hanging fruit when … reading?

There is a productivity concept of going after the “low hanging fruit” first. This adds assets and confidence for harder tasks and allows to increase the complexity level slowly. Not always this approach is easy to use. For example: what is the low hanging fruit when reading? Layers of complexity There are easy and complex …

Nineteen century military and productivity

Battle of Borodino

History is cool, but how can we learn from it? This month for fun I read several articles about Napoleonic wars. I will use the information within as a metaphor for productivity. Enjoy, and maybe learn something. Napoleonic quotes Napoleon is sometimes quoted about leadership. Some of these quotes are misplaced, but I will ignore …

Intermediate training guide

We stopped our previous training guide where you can read and remember what you read. Only this memory does not usually last more than a couple of days. So we need to practice a new set of skills. This part of the training is still a work in progress.  It will be finalized by the …

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 …

One on one coaching with Anna for exponential growth

Once a year, we emphasize the role of 1:1 training with Anna. As every year we are asked to explain the advantages of coaching over video courses, I will give it another try. There is also a bonus here: 10 sessions with an easy payment plan over 3 years. No need to save for the …