Four kinds of memory markers

We mention memory markers a lot in different contexts and courses. Memory markers are used to recall certain experiences. Experiences can be different, as well as memory markers. All of these markers are important and useful, and I want to explain how they can be used. This is becoming a bit confusing, so I want …

The Easiest Way to Memorize Chinese Words

If you want to become proficient in Chinese, you must learn how to memorize Chinese words. In this article, Daniel Nalesnik, founder of Hack Chinese will share his personal conclusions, based on his experience moving to China as a complete beginner, and then passing the highest levels of the official proficiency exams several years later. …

How Microlearning Can Level Up Your Knowledge

In this day and age, the world is everchanging. Not to mention the career market, new interests in hobbies, and technology. Luckily, throughout the years, the internet has accumulated various free resources. From podcasts to YouTube videos, the majority of things you’d like to learn about are right at your fingertips — you just have …

Iterative method

One of the key methodologies we use is progressive overload. This means doing things slightly above the current capacity to prepare yourself for improvement. You may choose another iterative method base on your personal needs. More stuff you can read here, here, here, and here. Progressive overload One of the things we do in speedreading, is …

The art of reflection: master life without filters

As we become productive, we need to lose some of our filters. So we get also more vulnerable. Dealing with this vulnerability is easy and important, and in any case, it should not be ignored. The filters need to be replaced by reflection. Additionally, as we become more productive, investment in resilience should grow. Reflection …

KeyToStudy for four years

As you probably know by now, I am building new masterclasses on Thinkific. One of the questions people often ask me: what can you offer beyond reading very fast and remember everything.  To be honest, reading and memorizing is about 25% of my skillset. So I decided to open all of my super-skills for the …

Evolution, revolution and science

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Science works in mysterious ways. Since we read and write scientific publications, we at least hope that people will read and cite what we have to say. But will that really matter? Hard to say. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The nature of scientific evolution There is a persistent …

Productivity for wisdom workers

To which extent can we optimize our life? What are the limiting factors and reasonable goals? Just how productive should we become? Here I will try to answer these questions. The goal of productivity What exactly is productivity? This question changes as our economy evolves and we undergo personal development.  I argue that a modern …

Interesting facts on some of the greatest ancient warriors

This is a demonstration of how I enjoy history. The focus is not so much on my answers, as on fun. The way I think is a great source of joy for me, so why not share? The question is very simple and open: who was the greatest warrior in human history? Now, for sure …

Critical thinking and how a crisis can change our perception.

Any crisis is a challenge and an opportunity. It makes us focus on different things, change priorities and step out of our comfort zone.  Does stress really change our perception and affect our decision making process? In this post I focus on WWII as a mind-changing crisis. More reading on COVID19 crisis here, here, here, …