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Polymath: Master Multiple Disciplines, Learn New Skills, Think Flexibly, and Become an Extraordinary Autodidact Hardcover – May 19, 2020
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Polymath: a person of wide knowledge and learning. The art of becoming a polymath is really about maximizing your opportunities in life. Don't be the person with the hammer - be the person with an entire woodshop at their disposal.
Learn to think outside the box and adopt a flexible mindset. Become multi-faceted.
Polymath shows you how to be a singular entity, like Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and Thomas Young. No, you won't achieve what they achieved, but you will understand the skills, habits, and techniques to master multiple realms of knowledge and skills.
Almost every famous genius you know is a polymath. This book will trace their journeys and change the way you look at learning. Jack of all trades, master of none? No such thing.
A complete learning framework, from novice to expert, in any skill or discipline.
Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.
Become a modern day Renaissance man/woman; broaden your horizons.
-Learn why you should become a pi-shaped polymath.
-The primary traits you need to foster genius.
-A 10-step process of learning a new topic or skill from A to Z.
-How to choose and select your unique set of skills.
-How to create your "second brain" on paper.
-Examples from every era of mankind.
Learn new perspectives, understand people better, and gain confidence to break your comfort zone.
Polymathy is the most important skill for your career, hands down. It makes you one-of-a-kind. Become the most unique person you know. Create new routines and habits. Upgrade your life circumstances and see how mentally tough flexible thinking makes you. It boils down to this one question: are you content with your life circumstances? No? Then embrace the polymath mindset.
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- Publisher : Pkcs Media, Inc. (May 19, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 196 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1647431638
- ISBN-13 : 978-1647431631
- Item Weight : 11.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,210,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.