In this video, take a look at a couple of examples of ultra learners and how they hybridized their skill sets in record time.
- [Narrator] Blink number one, ultralearning is the smart strategic way to skill up for personal fulfillment and professional advantage. Benny Lewis is a polyglot who takes an average of three months to learn a new language. That makes him an ultralearner, a self directed learner who can acquire new skills in a short timeframe through adopting an aggressive and strategic learning approach. Ultralearning projects are self-directed, challenging, and time-consuming. Just look at the ultralearning project devised by Eric Barrone. Most successful computer games are created by teams of professionals with huge budgets. Barrone, an IT graduate working as a theater usher, decided to create one completely on his own. Over five years, Barrone refined his game's mechanics through intensive trial and error. Along the way, he taught himself pixel art, music composition, sound design, and story writing. The finished game, Stardew Valley, was released in 2016. It sold over three million copies that year and landed Barrone on Forbes' 30 under 30 list. Your ultralearning project might not land you in the pages of Forbes Magazine, but it can bring unrealistic dreams, like learning French or mastering watercolor painting, within reach. Beyond being a path to personal fulfillment though, ultralearning can help you hone your professional edge, and staying competitive professionally has never been more urgent. As medium skilled jobs are threatened by automation, workers need to adapt, up-skill, and retrain to stay competitive. In the new professional landscape, the most desirable workers have hybridized skillsets, librarian stroke data analyst, architect stroke textile designer, accountant stroke Mandarin speaker. Ultralearners can diversify their skillsets without taking time off to pursue further education or qualifications. If ultralearning sounds appealing, you're probably already wondering how it works. The following blinks will break down the principles of ultralearning and outline how to implement them in your own ultralearning project.
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