Discover the learning process and philosophy of an exceptional learner and how it can been applied to anything, the challenges of competing with Big Tech and the difficulty of navigating conversations on the culture wars at work.
Discover how we got to the current crisis point in the global economy, the fundamentals of the emerging digital asset space (including cryptocurrencies, NFTs & community tokens) and the nature of investing as a skill through the lens of one of the world’s most successful investors.
Discover how and why one of the world's leading authorities on learning is releasing two books in quick succession, the main insights from the last 5 years of research on the learning process and the difference between declarative and procedural memory.
Learn how to navigate career crisis, how jazz is a useful analogy for understanding how to have better conversations, and how to become an effective interviewer and get valuable insights every time.
Learn about the core principles of leverage and the limiting beliefs that prevent people from applying it, how to curate the best online courses in an ocean of available learning materials, and how the best way to become a unique specialist is to start as a generalist.
Discover the importance of inspiration and a vision for harnessing AI to bring more of it to our lives, the challenges of building startups and the current state of the social media landscape and the challenge of navigating it on a daily basis.
Discover the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from marketing yourself and your business, the Bridge of Transformation Method that has produced multiple six and seven figure launches, and what you can learn from some of history’s greatest copywriters.
Learn about the innovator's mindset and why it’s much rarer than you think, the key role the great exhibitions and world fairs of the 19th century played in innovation and Anton’s vision for bringing them back, and Anton’s approach to researching, writing a book, and getting your work read.
Learn about a leading technologist's lessons on photography, the world, and himself from 40 years of travel in Asia, what the rise of Asia and accelerating global convergence means for you and the world, and how to succeed in the industry of ideas.
Learn how to navigate a career change without having the next thing lined up, what the latest patents coming out of big tech tell us about the future of online interaction, and Neer’s experiments with NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and what the technology could mean for creators.
Discover a revisionist biography of Socrates including an account of the woman who helped him shape his ideas on love, the value of reviving ancient music and the methods for doing so, and what the Greeks' attitude to the new can teach us about the modern world.
Discover what games like poker and chess can teach us about decision making, how to learn effectively from your experiences, and how to overcome analysis paralysis and eliminate unnecessary decisions.
Learn about the concept of agency and how The Odyssey helps us to understand what we can control, how to use the power of storytelling to make sense of your life, and what modern psychology can learn from Homer's Odyssey and Iliad.
Discover the mindsets and skillsets required for transformational leadership, how to facilitate meaningful dialogue and the paradoxes we all have to navigate that matter most in a modern business context.
Learn how to integrate serendipity into your career and life, how planning should change for different projects, and how to refresh a community with randomness and serendipity whilst maintaining the core values.
Discover the current state of the landscape in workplace training and higher education, the blend of skills we'll need to develop individually and as a society to thrive in the future and what you can learn from legendary Professor Clayton Christensen.
Discover the pain and joy of being an amateur and why it is important, the criteria for learning new skills and picking teachers, and the unexpected benefits of picking up new things.
Discover the 5 strategies for staying in touch with people, the principles of a good cold email or long-shot and how to create space for meaningful conversations online.
Discover how to define your personal values have changed over the course of your career, effective systems for consistently producing content online and the concept of an anti library and how it relates to metacognition.
Discover the art of fostering creative collaboration, the core ideas and thinkers who have advanced our understanding of the human psyche and how the pandemic and online communication has affected the soul aspects of our work experience.
Learn more about the concept of calling, how to produce an impressive body of creative work in your career without retiring to a cabin in the woods and the distinction between soul and spirit and why it matters for everyone.
Discover the relationship between belief and action that every creator has to navigate, the systems and processes that have helped create one of the most popular YouTube channels and lessons from some of the world's top performers across business, sports and show business.
Learn how to run career experiments, the problems with modern forecasting in an uncertain environment and the importance of human qualities like coalition building, imagination and humility in the modern world.
Discover how to overcome akrasia, the autofocus method of managing a to-do list and the dangers of optimising something too early.
Discover the value of creating a personal MBA for yourself, how to build algorithms for decision-making and the methods used to market a bestseller.
Learn about the leading educational researchers, why teaching is an art informed by a science and how our beliefs about our abilities impact our performance.
What have I learned after 150 episodes of the MetaLearn podcast? Find out in this special podcast episode where I'll share some of the most important insights I've gained after 150 episodes and over 4 years of the MetaLearn podcast.
Learn about the daily life of a record breaking polar explorer including the training, fundraising & trekking, the nature of motivation & grit and what influences them and how to quit or ask for help when you need it.
Discover the principles of design that separate forgettable brands from iconic ones, how to productize your skills and standout in the new economy and the curriculum building methods for creating successful online courses.
Learn about so called Damascus moments that lead to personal transformation, the challenges of adulthood in the 21st century and the need to harmonise dreams and reality without making bad compromises.
Learn how to apply second curve thinking in your career to stay futureproof, how podcast listening habits differ across the world and what's on the way from the cutting edge of podcasting and voice technology.
Discover the networking myths that hold people back from proactively building relationships, how understanding network science can help you progress in your career and the habits of superconnectors, including running events and making useful introductions.
Discover how to build a thriving intellectual community, the best approaches to facilitating great conversations and how to avoid utility tyranny by choosing what not to optimise.
Discover the importance of metaphors and analogies for understanding the mind, how to navigate the self-help industry effectively and how to master memory, meditation and mental wellbeing to build a victorious mind.
Discover what the world's most ambitious people are doing with their lives, what's causing the slowdown in innovation in the West and how to solve the tough problem of organising genius, including successful attempts to do it.
Learn how to build a successful online business based on your expertise, including how to brand yourself to stand out in a crowded marketplace, how to build your audience so you can reach your first students and how to create and launch a course to make your first money online.
Learn about the impact of COVID 19 on adult learning and higher education, the need to navigate wicked learning environments and the secret to running good virtual events and learning experiences.
Discover the implications of the crisis for the global economy and people like you, the future of crypto including Bitcoin and different DeFi projects and the tradeoff between government control and individual liberties.
Discover the implications of the coronavirus for online learning, why Foundry College chose the future proof skills they teach when forming their curriculum and how you should be learning throughout your adult life.
Discover what to look for in a good podcast and the listening habits of a podcasting expert, the business of media and why podcasts are growing so fast and how to make creative work that builds a loyal audience.
Discover why technology isn’t neutral despite what Silicon Valley wants you to believe, the key 21st century skills and the companies and people that are doing great work in the learning and education space.
Discover how tech can help improve education through adaptive learning and spaced repetition, why teaching facts is still important for foundational knowledge and the bad ideas behind many edtech disasters.
Learn how to launch a startup including how to find a co-founder and build a product, the importance of the audio revolution and why audio first learning has so much potential and how to filter experts on the internet.
Learn how to speak so that people want to listen through tried and tested tips from a veteran of five TED talks. You'll also hear about the future of audio and what the current revolution in this medium means for you.
Discover the learning best practices used by the military intelligence unit in the IDF, the key insights about communication from a political campaign and the skills knowledge workers need to thrive in the 21st century.
Discover how to become a polymath and productively spread time across different projects, the future of synthetic biology and the innovations emerging from the field and how to to tap in to creativity both individually and in groups.
Discover how to learn film and video production by following your curiosity, the mistakes most businesses are making with L&D and how to upskill yourself by learning naturally in the flow of work.
Explore the future of media and why people are companies now, why identity is the key to transformative learning experiences and how knowledge workers can train more like athletes.
Discover the misconceptions in the mainstream narrative around artificial intelligence and what you actually need to know, the uniquely human skills we should be developing to thrive in a world with AI and how the business of big data affects your privacy and what to do about it.
Explore the the overlap between understanding yourself and doing great work, the conditions needed for successful career change and the power of imagination and why ideas rule the world.
Discover the major problem with most approaches to personal development, the relationship between identity, emotion and habit formation and how to integrate the high performance mindset into all areas of your life.
Discover the importance of building career capital and why the people telling you to ignore university and big corporations might be wrong, the art of good branding and how to raise millions through crowdfunding.
Discover the principles of mastering complex projects, the differences between fiction and non-fiction for promoting behaviour change and the importance of dealing with practical concerns when pursuing your dreams.
Discover the characteristics of the best founders, how the tone of the conversation in the Valley has changed since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal and the differences between the tech ecosystems in Europe and the US.
Learn how technology has affected journalism and changed the rules of the game, the key to asking good questions in an interview and the current state of the global tech ecosystem.
Discover the conditions needed to generate insight from conversation, lessons about the creative process from years of writing on two of the internet's most popular blogs and why dialectic is the driving force of any good relationship and a healthy society.
Discover the potential impact of AI on the labour market and how to position yourself for the changes to come, business lessons from a successful entrepreneur and investor and how technology changes our understanding of the world and how we act in it.
Discover how to use memory palaces to improve your learning and manage your knowledge, the skills that are essential to thrive in the 21st century, including the art of personal reinvention and the difference between the learning environments in the military and schools.
Discover the mechanics of an alternative educational institution focused on digital skills, whether there is a tradeoff between training skills and teaching people to think and how to choose projects when you have a lot of interests and trouble focusing.
Discover how to learn systems thinking and teach it to others, the secrets behind Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius, as well as the common thread between all our global problems from climate change to financial security.
Learn about tthe power of education for development and the dangers of exam factories in South Korea, the potential of personalised learning and the dangers of over optimisation in Silicon Valley and the human centred model of education and celebration of teachers embodied in the Finnish educational system.
Discover the challenges of becoming a thought leader without selling out from one of the world's leading online educators and the process behind teaching children to learn effectively.
Dicover the core principles behind cryptocurrencies, how Bitcoin and Ethereum can coexist in the same ecosystem and the implications of the technology for the future of the global economy.
I’ve definitely learned a lot over the last few years and while I’ve developed expertise in the field of accelerated learning, I think some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned have been career related. So in this episode I’m going to share 5 lessons I’ve learned in the last 5 years that will help you level up your career and get you closer to where you want to be.
Discover the career lessons of a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, including why he invests in cult leaders, the challenges of corporate innovation and why corporates should be competing with VCs given their assets and the importance of multidisciplinary thinking for innovation.
Learn about the race between technology and education and its implications for your career, discover the knowledge, skills and character traits needed to thrive in the 21st century and understand the challenge of measuring soft skills and metalearning.
Discover the transferability of research as a skill and the multidisciplinary nature of innovation, the core ideas behind the cutting edge research on human aging and how to successfully spread your message to attract interest to your work.
This episode is a special one on Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity. Discover Einstein’s backstory and how it influenced his work, the mechanics of the equation in a way that you can understand and the implications of the equation for our view of the Universe.
Discover how to create a consistent style and tone when presenting, how to manage your energy levels to come across well and how to optimise your body language for maximum impact.
Discover how to stay on top of the rapid pace of change in modern society, how to innovate in the 21st century disruption economy and how to market effectively in a noisy world, while staying true to your values.
Discover the lessons I learned from producing my online course, Make Me A MetaLearner, including how to brainstorm ideas effectively, how to manage the process of a prolonged piece of writing and how to build a system that makes your educational content easy to understand.
Discover how to improve your learning process through insights from cognitive science, the trade-off between trying new things (exploration) and doing what works (exploitation) and the key to teaching effectively.
Finding great teachers is a big part of learning anything but getting access to them is difficult. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interview world-leading experts through the MetaLearn Podcast and the process of learning from these people has taught me more than I could ever have imagined. This episode will help you do the same, should you choose to do so.
Discover what we know about the future of the brain and the difference between human and computer intelligence, how to learn from the smartest people in the world, including Elon Musk and what human super-intelligence means for you.
This episode is a special one on Isaac Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity. Discover Newton’s backstory and how it influenced his work, the mechanics of the equation in a way that you can understand and the implications of the equation for our view of the Universe.
Discover the fundamental pillars of a great note taking system, how design thinking can be used to improve your productivity and life and the actions you can take to prepare yourself for the future of work.
This episode is my review of 2017, so in it I’ll discuss 5 key lessons I’ve learned in the year gone by including the 3 qualities of all exceptional learners I’ve discovered from my interviews, how to identify great teachers, and how to set up systems that create it.
Discover how to teach yourself anything with the sandbox method, how to run and manage self-experimentation projects and career lessons from building a thriving blog, two podcasts and a successful business.
Discover how to use algorithms to think smarter and make better decisions, how to sidestep logical fallacies and improve your critical thinking skills in a world full of noise and how to make sense of the data deluge we’re experiencing in the 21st century.
Choosing what to learn is no easy task if you’re doing it right, but doing a bit of work up front can save you a lot of trouble in the end. Discover the major differences between passion and professional projects, a simple framework for identifying the skill you should learn next and the three skills everyone should be developing in the 21st century.
Discover the universal principles behind mastering any skill or field of knowledge, the 4 Forces shaping the 21st Century and what to do about them and the mental models and habits needed to think like a futurist.
Discover how Minerva, an innovative new university, applies the science of learning to its curriculum and pedagogy, the major misconceptions about the project and its key innovations and the importance of community and the human factor in any learning program.
Discover the major insights behind a successful online education program, lessons about creativity including quitting projects and getting feedback and the secrets to selling with integrity and marketing effectively.
Discover how to turn contacts into connections and build relationships that last, strategies for effective communication and the best time management techniques for juggling multiple projects.
Discover the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century and learn more effectively online, how to access the flow state that produces optimal performance and the value of learning from other cultures while travelling.
Discover the most common mistakes people make when trying to process and remember information, the value of nootropics and cognitive enhancers in learning and how to experiment with them and what makes great online education.
Discover how to use beginner's mind to accelerate your learning, business lessons from building an 8-Figure Founder and the key to effective marketing that will make people listen in a world full of noise.
Discover the importance of finding meaning in learning and how to do it, the lessons we can learn from the great psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, and what we can take from the Greeks to live a more meaningful life.
Discover the qualities aspiring entrepreneurs should be looking to cultivate, the environmental characteristics that produce startup hubs and what the world's leading company builder has learned from creating over 100 startups in the tech space.
Discover the most common brain myths dispelled including the common 10% myth, the 3 biggest insights from neuroscience about the brain discovered in the last 20 years and the MetaLearning strategies that build on these insights which you can apply to your learning.
Discover why I made my first course, Make Me A MetaLearner, and how it differs from other accelerated learning courses. Plus learn about the challenges I've faced on my learning journey and how they're solved in the MMAM course as well as how I designed the course to work for every kind of skill.
Discover the best advice on learning to code, a podcaster's lessons from 300+ episodes of a popular show for developers and how to get a pilot’s license and fly planes.
Dsicover how to develop core business skills including finding product market fit, raising money and hiring, how to leverage technology to disrupt established markets and how the media influences our view of entrepreneurship.
Discover how to find a balance between work and play in your learning, how effective gamification is in improving the learning process and how to reframe whatever you’re doing to make it more enjoyable.
Discover the current state of the corporate L&D market, the trends that the world's top learning experts from the likes of IDEO, Google and Airbnb are predicting and the process of building learning organisations and helping people learn better at work.
Discover the solutions to some of the most common learning problems. Whether you're looking to get over the first hurdle of getting started, want to break through a wall you’ve hit or just want to find a way to comfortably integrate a new skill you’ve learned into your life, this episode has you covered.
Discover the three pillars needed to become fluent in a language, the process for maintaining the languages you speak and how learning languages can help you gain a better understanding of yourself.
Discover the current state of VR in learning and where it’s likely to go in the coming years, the disadvantages of VR that we need to guard against and the potential benefits of using VR to learn motor skills.
Discover the most important skills that people need to develop in the 21st century, the current state of the school system and the tradeoff between social impact and the bottom line in business.
Discover how to manage the tradeoff between quantity and quality of practice, how to reflect on your progress to calibrate accurately and how to build learning habits so that the process of practicing becomes automatic, allowing you to focus on improving fast.