Scott is the author of Ultralearning and famous for the MIT Challenge, where he taught himself MIT's 4 year Computer Science curriculum in 1 year.
I had a blast chatting with Scott Young about aggressive self-directed learning. Scott has some of the best advice out there about learning hard things. It has helped yours truly prepare to interview experts and dig into interesting subjects.
Podcast website here.
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(00:00) - Intro
(01:00) - Einstein
(13:20) - Age
(18:00) - Transfer
(24:40) - Compounding
(34:00) - Depth vs context
(40:50) - MIT challenge
(1:00:50) - Focus
(1:10:00) - Role models
(1:20:30) - Progress studies
(1:24:25) - Early work and ambition
(1:28:18) - Advice for 20 yr old
(1:35:00) - Raising a genius baby?