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  • So we're here with Tim Ferriss to talk about his new book, The 4 Hour Chef. Tim, what is it

  • all about? Four Hour Chef looks and quacks like a cook book, but as a

  • self-described non-cook it's a little odd that I would write such a thing. This is really

  • a guide to have become world-class in

  • just about anything in six months or less.

  • So this is not just cooking, right? I mean, you have this reputation of acquiring

  • bazaar unique skills quickly. When did you first discover this process?

  • The meta learning

  • concept really hit me when I was in college and I became fascinated by

  • two things simultaneously. The first was smart drugs for excelerating

  • acquisitions and recall and all these things. And then I realized that maybe

  • snorting antidiuretic hormone is not the best long-term strategy and simultaneously

  • became fascinated with how different companies were teaching language learning.

  • And that's when I also noticed the same pattern in kickboxing.

  • Yeeeahhhh...

  • Ughhhh….

  • and I ended up applying it to kickboxing to win the national championships in nineteen

  • ninety nine just a few months after starting practicing. If you

  • believe that instead of being limited to be world class in one or two things in

  • your life that you could actually become

  • world-class in one or two things per year, how do your decisions change?

  • How does your outlook change? It changes completely! Okay, let's get specific then.

  • So, if I want to learn some kind of complex skill quickly and I want to become

  • world class at it, what's the process I have to go through? Yeah, so the core

  • principles of meta learning are pretty simple.

  • The acronyms that I use D.S.S.S. and it stands for deconstruction, selection

  • sequencing, and stakes.

  • This is the process you apply to any complex skill. And that involves

  • deconstruction, so what are the minimal learnable units, the lego blocks

  • that I should be starting with?

  • Selection, what twenty percent of the blocks will produce eighty percent or

  • more of the outcomes I want? And sequencing, in what orders should I learn

  • these blocks? And then stakes. How do I set up real consequences to guarantee

  • that I follow the program? So, based on what you know then about how people

  • acquire skills

  • what piece of advice would you give? My piece of urgent advice would be very

  • simple and it sounds morbid, but I would say you are going to die

  • and the sooner you come to terms with the fact that you have a

  • limited amount of time on this planet

  • and that time is your most valuable, non-renewable resource, you should

  • learn to squeeze every ounce of life added every minute and every hour that

  • you have on this planet. I really cannot think of a better way to do that then to

  • sharpen the blade of the mind and spirit that you have by emulating the

  • world's fastest learners with meta learning.

  • Okay let's get specific then. So if I want to learn some kind of complex skill quickly and I want to become

  • world class at it, what's the process I have to go through? The principles of meta learning are pretty simple.

So we're here with Tim Ferriss to talk about his new book, The 4 Hour Chef. Tim, what is it

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How To Become World Class At Anything In 6 Months Or Less: 4 Hour Chef [Epipheo.TV]

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