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Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times | [Tim Ferriss]

Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times

As the times accelerate and we face ever-more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill is the ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly. Tim Ferriss, speaking before a live audience at the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2011.
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Author Tim Ferriss has parlayed his self-experimentation into two mega-hit books including The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. In this compelling presentation prepared for The Long Now Foundation Ferriss talks about the meta-skill of aquiring new skills and excellerated learning.

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As the times accelerate and we face ever-more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill is the ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly. Tim Ferriss, speaking before a live audience at the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2011.

©2011 The Long Now Foundation (P)2011 The Long Now Foundation

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    C. Barnum A tube in the internet 02-24-15
    C. Barnum A tube in the internet 02-24-15
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    "It's free on YouTube"

    I love Mr ferriss' work, but this is better on YouTube with visuals and free.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Ray 02-28-15
    Brian Ray 02-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "too many references to visuals"

    I really like Tim Ferriss' stuff but there were way too many references in this audio to visuals he's using in the actual presentation and the whole audio kicks off with several minutes of a visual presentation with no talking to tell you what's going on.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    StayCuriousStayOpen 01-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interview"

    I didn't like the interview but there are some good nuggets in the Q&A. For the price the nuggets are gold.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Crawfordville, FL, United States 02-17-15
    Amanda Crawfordville, FL, United States 02-17-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Key Points of Four Hour Chef"

    This is a recording of a presentation that Tim Ferriss did while working on 4-Hour Chef. It covers the highlights of his learning strategy, and has a great Q&A session at the end.

    I really wish the slides were included as a separate download, because I felt like I missed a few things there.

    At this time, there is no audio book for 4-Hour Chef. I felt like this was enough to get me going until I have time to read the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kimberly Fair Oaks, CA, United States 08-28-15
    kimberly Fair Oaks, CA, United States 08-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Tim is crazy, but ultimately fun to listen to."

    Tim admits that this is the first time he is presenting this topic. He is a little disorganized to begin with but if you know his books and blog you pick up on the topic quickly. The interview at the end is much better! For less than three bucks not bad but go to his blog or podcasts for free. You’ll much more information and entertainment there. BTW, The 4-hour Chief is a fun book to read in hard copy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Arizona 07-30-15
    Amazon Customer Arizona 07-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Memorable Instruction !"

    Well worth your time. With so much information and such a pleasant delivery I've listened to it several times. Each time getting more of Tim's insights.

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    Philip 06-27-15
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    "Visual presentation translates poorly to audio"
    What disappointed you about Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times?

    The first 7 and a half minutes of the presentation is completely lost in translation from video to audio. After listening to the audio track of a 6 minute video presentation, Tim Ferriss is introduced. He speaks for around 50 minutes, and afterwards he does a Q&A. Everything Tim says is great, but a huge amount of the content refers to unavailable visual aids.


    What other book might you compare Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times to and why?

    This is a lot like a Ted Talk, but without the body language and visual aids that make Ted Talks so engaging.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed with the failure in translation from video to audio. If the opening video and visual aids had been included with the audio, I would have been much more satisfied with the presentation.


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    Godfrey Melhado 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    informative and great learning.
    I learned a lot about meta learning. quick lecture. it was helpful.

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    "Meta learning with Tim"

    A great insight into an extremely interesting and successful dude!
    Gives some key elements to language acquisition and other meta learning skills...
    Check out The Tim Ferriss Experiment if you enjoy this

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