Gaming nootropics for math supremacy and antiaging

Learning math is like playing chess. Young people do it better because they have better visuospatial intelligence. This is raw processing power, the sort of processing gamers do when playing DOTA2 or other complex real-time strategy games. Using the nootropics that help video gamers gain an extra edge may also help us. The same agents …

Using brands and logos for visualization

In some of my courses, I suggest using brands and logos for the visualization of complex ideas. I kind of assume that this is straightforward… What if it isn’t? Here I provide more guidelines and ideas… Avoid abstractions Our language is full of abstractions. When we visualize, we should really avoid abstractions, because how do …

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 …

Not a memorable PAO

Some of my students cannot generate a memorable PAO. To be honest, this was hard for me too. Moreover, there are no good guides about it. There are great coaches that can help, but their availability is limited. So I decided to share some of my insights. If you cannot remember a visualization in a …

From speedreading to speedwriting

The most common question that I get about speedreading: how do I manage the information I just read. There is a simple and effective answer: start writing. The actual writing is important, and the details are technical. Speedreading and speedwriting Quite often we read to write. This is especially true for authors, bloggers, and journalists. …

Training matrix

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As I continue to organize my materials, I want to address learning as a matrix. We can slowly build up wide skill sets. Alternatively, we can progress faster over a given vertical of skills. So the immediate question: which approach is better and why? Our training matrix We provide a full matrix of skill training …

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 …

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 …

Categories vs attributes

In various stages of our supercharged skill set, we need to use categories and attributes. Each time this is something different. Let us start to make some sense out of this mess. It is also an exercise in systematic thinking, a sort of converging creativity, for me. I will share my thought process, and allow …

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 …