The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition (Second Edition)

Advanced Methods to Learn, Remember, and Master New Skills and Information
Narrated by: Russell Newton
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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Scientific methods to accelerate your learning to save time, beat competition, and get from point A to point B at the speed of light.

Learning is the key to bettering your circumstances and becoming the person you want to be. Skills, information, and abilities will never come to you - it’s up to you to seek them out, and this audiobook shows you how to do so in the most effective and efficient manner.

Applicable and actionable advice - not just theory and description. Work smarter, not harder.

The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition is the definitive resource to get you where you want to be in terms of a new talent, skill, or ability. You may not realize it, but each day is a set of skills and tasks that we repeat. Each hobby and interest is also a set of skills and tasks. This audiobook focuses on what matters in processing information and being able to use it effectively to your advantage. 

Rapid skill acquisition is how you get ahead in life professionally and personally.

Learn to rapidly train your brain and develop muscle memory. Understand the underlying psychology and biology.

Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for more than a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path toward success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.

  • Tactics that top-one-percent performers and competitors use.
  • Theories and principles of learning and what we are doing wrong.
  • How your expectations matter more than your amount of talent.
  • How to make a plan to strategically deconstruct and analyze information and skills.
  • How to get better results while working less. 
  • Surprising methods to utilize the people and environment around you.
  • The art of practicing, pivoting, and correcting yourself.
  • How to stack your skills and become a unique resource.
  • Take advantage of learning science to best absorb info.

Learning slowly and inefficiently will lead to your downfall - or even worse, being average.

We live in a fast-paced world. Will you fall behind or take the lead? The choice is yours - learning unlocks the doors to everything we want in life. Accelerating that process makes your life easier and more fulfilled.

Personally, your interests and hobbies will grow at a quick pace for more enjoyment. Professionally, your career opportunities will skyrocket because of your newfound proficiencies.

Start your journey rapidly by clicking the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page!

©2019 Peter Hollins (P)2019 Peter Hollins
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Helpful overview of the science behind acquiring skills

I am currently learning guitar and Spanish and work in a very skill intensive job in health care. I am interested in any information that allows me to acquire skills more efficiently. I have also studied neuroscience and psychology in the past so I can vouch to the credibility of his work. I found the information helpful. However I enjoyed Peter Hollin’s other work on “Building a Better Brain” more interesting and easier to follow because it was a more broad overview. This book was more specific in skill acquisition specifically. The narration was on point which made listening to the book palatable. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in psychology/neuroscience and would like specifics behind how skill acquisition occurs

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Interesting!

Lots of great ideas on how to acquire new skills. I knew or have heard most of what was in this book already, but this lays it out for you to easily understand. I recommend this to anyone who needs more knowledge in this subject.

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A great tutorial on learning

This is my second book by Peter Hollins. The first was Build a Better Brain. The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition is similar in that it combines the research of the "why" with the instructions to complete the "how". The
Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition is much more aggressive in what you should and should not do where as the Build a Better Brain was more academic. I strongly believe that the skills and methods the author writes about should be taught in the middle school level, if not earlier. How to learn is much more important than what too learn.
Russell Newton is a fantastic narrator. His voice and diction are well suited for this type of material.

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Probably would wait for the 99cent sale

Wish the author intertwined more personal stories. Felt myself picking out some good ideas (like the ideas you must have realistic expectations when learning) but also felt myself shutting off the book and getting lost or irritated. Just an opinion.

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The book was very interesting and not only explained some better ways to learn and study but it was also enlightening as to why some people see things differently based on the way they learn. The educational side of it was interspersed with anecdotes and examples from the author’s life. It was very enjoyable for a book about learning.

As an audio book the only downside was that I felt as some points I should be taking notes. There were great summaries at the end of each chapter similar to a text book. I would suggest to the author to look into the option to provide a brief pdf outline with the audio book as there were several lists and suggestions I wouldn’t mind having written down.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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Overall: I'm satisfied.

Well, as someone who is quite interested in personal development there wasn't something entirely new to me in this book, but still it was 4 hours well spend for me.
The information was legit, well-structured and told.
Narration was decent and I didn't felt lost anywhere.
It was good for me to refresh and reinforce my knowledge and I believe it would be a good book for people who haven't read much or made research on personal development before.

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Super analytical and surprisingly simple

Here we have a surprisingly simple step-by-step guide that will walk you through an exceptionally in-depth and analytical process of learning and improving new skills.

As this is non-fiction, my only real demand of the narrator is that he was an easy voice that is pleasant to listen to, which Russell Newton fits well.

Some of the processes detailed in the book seem rather obvious, while others were things I had never considered before.

For anyone who enjoys methodical, analytical processes, this will absolutely lay a fantastic groundwork that will lead you to the skillset you're looking for.

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short on science.

the conclusion is that there is no such thing as rapid skill acquisition. the author does his best to assure you that it is worth the effort time and money spent on acquiring the skill

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The title uses the word "science" in the title but rarely sites works. This seemed a bit misleading. It appeared that a lot of what he said was like a parent giving advice to a child. However, I liked hearing his thoughts. It gave me ideas to consider and test in my own experience.

The narrator sounded like AI so I didn't rank it high.

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should be read by everyone

I absolutely loved it. It's more concise, easy to understand, and honest than Barbara Oakley's a mind for numbers; they do share many of the same concepts. Hollins definitely mentioned a broader spectrum of learning tools in half the time.

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  • Jonathan Harris
  • 03-14-19

planning on learning a new skill? Read this first

This book gives a comprehensive breakdown of the science of learning. It's aimed at a broad audience so it is nice and easy to follow but covers all of the core concepts you need to know about to ensure you are learning effectively. Whether you want to learn Spanish, master the trombone or just get the most out of you revision for an exam this book will help you to achieve your learning goals. I'm off to listen again as, after all, repetition will help me to learn more thoroughly!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-27-19

nothing groundbreaking

nothing ground breaking and no new tips that go beyond common sense. there are ticks and tips in other books which are great.. nothing like it here.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-20

Brings to gether all the advice.

it brings together some of the best theories of learning a skill in easy to grasp manner.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-16-20

An enjoyable read with practical advice to enhance your personal learning systems

Liked this book a lot for its simple to understand advice that you can put into practice immediately.
A insightful reminder that you can’t expect to accomplish a great skill without effort and a system for success which we often forget.

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  • David H. Furnival
  • 01-22-20

Not as Powerful as I'd hoped

I picked up a couple of good ideas in the book but not as much as I'd hoped for. It's written and narrated in a bullet point manner which I didn't enjoy

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  • SK
  • 08-11-19

Nothing new, very basic. Not impressed.

Learned nothing new, very basic commonsense stuff. Poor examples. Not sure how much research has gone into this book.

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  • 05-06-19

Good content and handy summaries at the end

Easy to get through and even easier to review with the chapter summeries. Would recommend.