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How to Hack Languages

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November 21, 2017

Anyone aspiring to live a polymathic lifestyle should be able to speak a foreign language. Far from being a skill limited to young children as some people still believe, there is nothing stopping adults from learning languages. There are even those who claim that there are actually advantages to learning languages…

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Working Deeply

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November 7, 2017

When I read Deep Work by Cal Newport I was struck by just how many of the ideas he mentions in the book are especially relevant to modern day polymaths. Not only does his advice provide useful details on how to work more effectively but also it suggests that…

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Why becoming a polymath is for everyone

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August 20, 2017

The very first episode of our new podcast is now live on iTunes or wherever you happen to get your podcasts.

In this episode, I outline my argument in defense of polymathy and how it can help you to get ahead, generate new ideas and beat the rise of automation. I argue…


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How to spend less time learning new skills

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August 17, 2017

One of my favorite YouTube channels is a guy called Mike Boyd. Over the past year, he has learned a wide variety of different skills documenting the entire process from start to finish with a video. On his channel, he’s covered everything from riding a unicycle to learning to…


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Polymaths on the Radio

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August 17, 2017

Polymaths have been fascinating to me for years now. I’ve tried to read everything I can get my hands on about them trying to learn the habits and practices of these seemingly unfathomable geniuses. Some time ago I set up a Google Alert which lets me know whenever a…