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Polymath: Master Multiple Disciplines, Learn New Skills, Think Flexibly, and Become an Extraordinary Autodidact (Learning how to Learn Book 9) Kindle Edition
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The Latest Psychological Tools For Optimal Personal Performance
Whatever your goal, your biggest obstacle will always be you. But how can you navigate yourself?
Peter Hollins gives you the concrete and actionable tools to get from Point A to Point B - he doesn't just tell you to believe in yourself. Whether that's about getting things done, understanding subject matter, or understanding yourself, he breaks down complex topics into bite-sized chunks for your consumption.
Goals without a plan are just dreams. Peter Hollins will arm you with everything you need to engineer the life that you are shooting for.
Half a Million Books Sold and Thousands of Reviews - Trust Him
Peter Hollins is a bestselling author, human psychology researcher, and a dedicated student of the human condition. He possesses a BS in psychology and a graduate degree, and has worked with dozens of people from all walks of life.
He enjoys hiking with his family, drinking craft beers, and attempting to paint. He is based in Seattle, Washington.
- ASIN : B087BNHHHC
- Publisher : PH Learning Inc. (April 19, 2020)
- Publication date : April 19, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 985 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 194 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B087CP7FYH
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #59,170 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So this book gave me understanding if the fact, what doest mean being polymath. I started to think a bit differently about my future career and life plans. That's great. And I would guess that first part of the book and very useful for me.
On the other hand I assume that this book is intended to be a kind of cook book how to become polymath. And I tend to say that's what the book is failing with. It's like planning what to learn, what to focus on. Based on idea to create yourself unique, step out of crowd. More like some marketing strategy.
I don't thing it doesn't work this way. Being polymath is more passion than plan. There could be some planning part but the passion for discovery of the world is the think. And this book is weak in nurturing the passion.
It more like cold calculation that being polymath is the path to success. It isn't. It looks like that from outside.
In average normal world polymath represents more threat for people than attraction. I realised that even some of my bosses were afraid of me because I know more than is usual. I was even directly fired because of that.
This book completely hide the fact that know more than others or being innovative could make your life more difficult. The issue is to find the way how to handle that or where is the place such people are appreciated.
Besides I like the topic and like the author I have to say this book is too shallow, not inspirational. The subject is right and not obvious, however the book itself is just another self-betterment cook book, the average one.
I would encourage the author to go, rethink it and create new version 2.0.
A polymath is someone we should all aspire to be.
Do we though?
In this day and age we have all the necessary resources to be one but will you actually take the time to do it?
Reading Peter Hollins book made me a realize that I have the potential to be one.
May 27, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
The author simply states what I had wondered about for years, i.e. should I focus more on one area to become a specialist in my field (the problem is: exactly which field?" or satisfy my thirst for knowlege whether directly related or not.
I particularly enjoyed the conversational tone of the text and the summaries at the end of the chapters and finally, the book. This helped me understand better even if it seemed slightly repetitive. As my science teachers in high school used to say, "familiarity breeds content".
"Polymath" has given me the tools and permission to continue down my winding life journey with confidence. Now that I know how to build skill stacks and develop my weaker areas of knowlege, I look forward to putting what I have learned into ptactice.
I am excited to read more of Hollins' work. 5 stars!
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All I have learned so far is that in order to succeed in having great recall in a particular subject/ matter, is to break it down into a sizeable chunks and devour all, repeating what you have read over and over except in different sentences. I only hope the other half of the book has some redeeming qualities that may make up for the first half,
The author has ‘Takeaway‘ summaries at the end of each chapter. I found this very helpful. He also has these gathered at the end of the book. This was a very neat idea as it provides a summary of the entire book. I felt this was a neat idea and somehow very appropriate for a book like this, which is encouraging you to look at fresh ways to approach life.
I bought this on Kindled and feel it is great value for the price. Had I bought a physical version I might have felt that there was a bit of repetition of ideas.
Overall, a useful book to add to my collection of books on learning.
This book starts out explaining how to improve your ability to study then takes you on a journey towards becoming a polymath while giving examples of history's great learners. A well written book and a joy to read.