Memory & Learning Breakthrough: It Turns Out That The Ancients Were Right

Michael Simmons
May 8, 2019 · 16 min read
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Research confirms.

“Without Warren Buffett being a learning machine, the [Berkshire Hathaway investing] record would have been absolutely impossible. The same is true at lower walks of life. I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they’re learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than when they get up.”

Introducing The Explanation Effect

“I don’t know what I think until I write it down.”
― Joan Didion

How The Explanation Effect Helps You Learn Faster

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How A Digitally Connected World Exponentially Increases The Power Of The Explanation Effect

The Big Idea: Teaching Is One Of The Most Important DAILY Habits We Should ALL Cultivate

Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett All Use The Explanation Effect

“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”

― Peter Drucker

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Source: The ICAP Framework: Linking Cognitive Engagement to Active Learning Outcomes
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(For a deeper explanation of the research on each section, see our
detailed addendum).

“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”

“Smart people do. Wise people do and teach.”

The Explanation Pyramid: Get More Learning From Teaching

“When one teaches, two learn.”

— Robert Heinlein

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Get Started With This One Simple Daily Habit: The “Today I Learned” Journal

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”

― Scott Hayden

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Teach What You Love Full-Time: Your Invitation

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

― Dalai Lama

Accelerated Intelligence

For people who want to find time to learn, learn better…

Michael Simmons

Written by

I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review

Accelerated Intelligence

For people who want to find time to learn, learn better, and use their knowledge to boost their income.

Michael Simmons

Written by

I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review

Accelerated Intelligence

For people who want to find time to learn, learn better, and use their knowledge to boost their income.

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