For thousands of years, all kinds of authorities – from religious leaders to academics – have been repeating the idea that humans are the most intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom. Learn about the pitfalls of this age-old assumption and discover the five insights we can take from our furry friends to think smarter and live better.
Discover the insights we can draw from mythology to think smarter and live better. At first glance, mythology appears to be a collection of tales and legends, a series of imaginary stories that amuse and entertain us. But if we look beyond the surface, myths are far more than just literary entertainment - they’re the core of ancient wisdom and point to what it means to live a good human life.
Learn about the importance of community for learning anything, the impact of the educational system on collaborative learning and the qualities needed to become a self directed learner.
We become so used to learning things we don't really want to at school that we stop asking questions. But the good news is that every one of us can rediscover that boundless curiosity by learning from the creative geniuses all around us. Learn the five principles children embody that you can learn from to bring more creativity and joy into your learning, life and work.
Learn about the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres, the impact our left brain dominated world has on the educational system and how to apply what cognitive science tells us about learning.
Learn how to from beginner to intermediate as enjoyably and effectively as possible in the skill you want to learn. Discover my method for filtering learning projects and the three pillars you’ll need to consider in order to learn what you want in a way that works for you - mindset, habits and environment.
Learn about the controversial theme of learning styles and discover the simple tools and techniques you can apply to gain a deeper insight into how you learn. Some of the areas explored include understanding the different activities of learning that suit you best, finding your optimal times for learning and identifying your favoured mode of learning.
Here's what I learned in 2016, including my successes and failures in everything from the process of starting a podcast, to holding discussion groups as a university lecturer and pursuing my own language learning projects. Some of the themes discussed include the power of community for learning anything and knowing when to give up on a learning project.
Discover what it actually means to know a language, the best foreign language tools and resources and the most effective methods for maintaining multiple languages. Plus, get Ellen's insights on overcoming common language learning sticking points.
Discover the processes needed to make better decisions, what we can learn from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and the importance of multidisciplinary thinking and learning in a complex and interdependent world.
Learn about the extent to which personality is innate or constructed and how acting affects this, the best strategies for accent development and the insights gained from screenwriting and acting in films and plays.
Discover the creative process of a top musician, the most important learning habits for someone looking to master a musical instrument and the ways technology is affecting the evolution of different genres.
Discover the weird and wonderful world of the human brain, and learn how you can apply some of the major insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to improve your learning and life. Plus I answer questions on everything from the difference between the left and right hemispheres of the brain to the role that genetics play in determining our intelligence.
Learn about the importance of having a clear definition of fluency, the best methods for learning languages and the process of overcoming the common obstacles people face on their language learning journeys.
Discover some of the most common myths about language learning and the importance of community for becoming multilingual. Plus I answer your questions on the practices of the world’s best language learners, whether you can learn more than one language at the same time and how to maintain foreign languages that you already speak.
Discover the solutions to the most common body language mistakes, how to understand the mind-body connection and how to master the art of public speaking.
Learn how you can use sound to positively influence your learning and life, the 5 simple tools that you can apply right now to listen better and the secrets of history's greatest speakers that you can use to improve your own communication skills.
Learn about the cognitive biases and mental models that influence our thinking and decision making as well as the difference between Eastern and Western thought and the extent to which intelligence is determined by genetics or our environment.
Discover the main issues surrounding the future of learning including the impact of technology, the state of the educational system and the need for lifelong self-directed learning. Plus I answer your questions on how to develop transferable skills, the difference between digital and in-person education and how to integrate learning into your life.
Gain insight into the fundamental skills that a good programmer needs to develop, the combination of theory and practice that’s best for learning the art of entrepreneurship and an insider's account of the BBC's hit show 'The Apprentice'.
Discover the practical applications of memory techniques, how much we actually know about the mind and the increasingly important role of technology in learning. Plus, get the inside scoop on competitive memory sports from a former champion.
Learn about the advantages of the different types of media, how to optimise your online learning experience and how to maintain focus in a world full of constant distractions.
Learn the secrets behind history's greatest speakers and the tools and techniques needed to upgrade your public speaking skills. Plus I answer questions on everything from pre-speaking rituals, to good script writing and optimising your body language to command a stage powerfully.
Discover the core skills and mental models every entrepreneur needs to learn, how to talk to customers effectively to get the results you want and how to develop the hustler mentality.
Discover why most of us find listening so difficult and how we can improve our listening skills. Plus, I answer your questions on the most common blocks to listening and how to overcome them as well as the secrets to listening better in a range of situations from phone calls to meetings and conferences.
Discover the core skills needed to become a self-directed learner, the advantages of different media sources for MetaLearning and the key principles that cognitive science has proven help people learn faster and more efficiently.
Discover why writing is so important in our current information age and the tools and techniques needed to write better. Plus I answer your questions on everything from dealing with resistance to developing your own unique style and the common characteristics of all good writing.
Learn key to asking better questions, understanding conversational dynamics in different situations and how to think about and deal with failure.
Learn why some of the world’s greatest minds value reading so much, how to choose your books and the tools and techniques that will help you read better. Plus I answer your questions on everything from reading more books to speed-reading and note taking as well as remembering and applying what you read.
Discover the difference between learning and education, the dynamics of the 'Attention Economy' and whether intelligence is determined by nature or nurture.
Learn the difference between good and bad questions, the multiple frameworks for inquiry in business and life and why having all the answers is overrated.
Discover Vince’s tips and tricks for marketing your content and business, the habits that will help you 10x your productivity and how to give a memorable public speech that keeps people coming back for more.
Discover the 4 fundamental communication skills and why they’re important, as well as practical strategies to improve your active listening, public speaking, reading and writing.
Learn how to accelerate your career by picking up hard skills, creating value and building relationships. Plus discover the practical strategies Will and Erin used to learn everything from web design to writing.
Discover the principles and ideas needed to work more effectively in all kinds of teams, based on organisational theory and my personal experiences at the Hive Global Leaders Program and the IO Collective Retreat.
Discover the techniques for picking the right language teacher, how to refresh languages you haven’t used for years and intelligent ways of using technology in language learning.
Discover the tips and tricks for picking up any language, how to create language learning habits that last, and how to overcome the obstacles you'll encounter on your path to fluency.
Learn how to leverage habits in your learning to achieve superhuman results, and discover the strategies that make these small behaviours add up to produce success in the long run.
Learn the strategies you can use to pick up any instrument, the secrets behind great online education and how to apply insights from music to other areas like language learning and entrepreneurship.
Learn how to manage the trade off between exploring multiple interests and focusing your learning, using insights from two of the world's greatest learners - Benjamin Franklin and Amadeus Mozart.
Discover how to learn by doing, pick up accelerated learning strategies from the British Armed Forces and understand how the relationship between motivation and habit creation will help you change your behaviour.
Discover the importance of purpose-driven learning, accessing multiple intelligences and the process of developing self-awareness to accelerate your learning.
Find out how to start using memory palaces today to memorise virtually anything, learn Anthony’s habits and strategies for learning foreign languages and discover the weird and wonderful world of memory sports.
Discover the methods you can use to structure your education, the secrets to being hyper productive, and how to leverage communities to learn faster and find inspirational mentors.
Discover the techniques you can use to prime your mind for learning, how to create a morning routine that sets you up for the day and the insights we can draw from Eastern Philosophy in the Western World.
Welcome to the first ever episode of the MetaLearn Podcast. In this episode I provide an introduction to MetaLearn, featuring an exploration of the main themes in accelerated learning and skill acquisition as well as some insight into my own personal story.