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25 Videos (3h 37m)
    • Introduction

      5:31
    • My Story

      6:40
    • Course Project

      5:28
    • How to Use This Course

      3:44
    • Free Bonus

      2:06
    • Executive Summary

      12:48
    • Introduction

      5:54
    • Go Off The Grid with These Learning Tools

      6:46
    • Strip Down Your Computer Learning Systems to the Bare Minimum

      13:37
    • How to Throw Away Your Desktop Computer Forever and Live Free

      8:12
    • Special Minimalist Learning Tips for The World Traveler

      6:18
    • Tools for Eliminating Distractions and Building Focus

      7:42
    • Introduction

      3:49
    • The Zen of Deep Research

      7:12
    • The Art of Slow Reading and Clear Thinking

      11:30
    • Meditations from a Minimalist Notebook

      15:32
    • A Memory with Everything in it's Place

      7:50
    • To Teach is to Remember Forever

      10:25
    • Introduction

      3:13
    • How to Design a Minimalist Learning Retreat

      15:08
    • Chop Wood, Carry Water - Combine Learning with Hard Physical Labor

      7:26
    • How to Recognize and Align with Your Internal Emotional Environment

      9:47
    • Creating a Minimalist Study in the 21st Century

      10:39
    • Bonus - Learning as a Philosophy of Life

      14:47
    • Bonus - A Minimalist Approach to Building Good Habits Slowly

      15:16

About This Class

Information overwhelm is one of the core problems accelerated learners face when they are deciding how to spend their time and stay productive. The key to fast learning is making sure you do the few important things well, and waste as little time as possible on everything else.

In this course, you'll learn how to pare down your learning system to the bare essentials so that you can consistently get into the flow and maximize your learning performance.

Studying productivity can be a double edged sword, because often the temptation is to start using new tools and techniques to improve your overall systems.

The problem is, if you keep adding more tools and more new techniques, you end up adding a lot of complexity to your learning system, and complexity adds friction.

That friction shows up as more decisions...because you have more options. And longer decision making cycles…because you have more options to consider at each step.

All of this saps your energy and with it your ability to focus. Focus on what you are doing, but also make sure you are focused on the right things, the most important things.

You'll learn how to improve each step in your learning process by cutting it down to the bare essentials. You'll learn how to go on a learning retreat. You'll learn how to break your old outdated learning habits and replace them with a handful of effective minimalist learning practices that will improve your learning experience.

Decide today to cut down on the time you waste and get serious about your learning systems.

-Timothy

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Timothy Kenny

Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

I am the author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs" and I have spoken at Harvard University on accelerated learning. 

My interest in the Google suite of cloud applications comes from the amazing ability to work together with other people in realtime and edit the same document together. I started using Google Docs years ago to collaborate on design and business projects and discovered that there were many uses for the Google Drawing app. I later realized that all the same functions were available in Google slides. In effect, each "slide" was like a page in a book, or a separate Google Drawing canvas...but all in the same single Google Slide document.

I constantly had problems with collaborators who were not technically inclined and couldn't understand or use (or even afford to buy) adobe programs, so I ended up making numerous micro-adjustments and sending version after version, which was a tedious process.

One day I was trying my hand at a flat design poster after seeing one that I liked on the city and started to think...I bet I could create this exact design in a Google Drawing. I sat down for half an hour and I did it! 

My mind was racing with all the possibilities.

Many years ago I worked my way up from Newspaper Layout editor to Editor in Chief, and spent many late nights in Adobe Indesign. Once I had proven to myself what was possible, I decided to try a simple newsletter design I would have otherwise used InDesign for, but in Google Slides.

Again, it worked beautifully!

I've been tweaking my methods, learning all the ins and outs of Google Slides over the past year to see how much functionality from Photoshop I could "port over" to Google Slides.

It turns out you can do quite a bit. 

I have been using Photoshop for over 10 years and this recent project with Google Slides has been a great constraint to simplify my designs and do more with less. 

Flat design is where everything is moving, and it's easier than ever to bang out quick designs, work with non-designers and get things done fast by using Google Slides for basic to intermediate designs that you would otherwise need Photoshop or InDesign to do properly.

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