My New Book: Get Better at Anything (Special Offer for Preorders)

Scott H. Young
4 min readMar 25, 2024

My new book, Get Better at Anything: 12 Maxims for Mastery, is now available for preorder.

This book means a lot to me. It’s easily the longest and hardest I’ve ever worked on any project in my life. From start to finish, the project took over four years, involving hundreds of books, several hundred scientific papers and countless conversations with leading experts to assemble.

The book digs deep into the fascinating science of learning. I cover the fundamental principles researchers have uncovered that explain how learning works, condensed into twelve memorable maxims you can use to guide your own efforts at improvement.

Along the way, I tackle some fascinating case studies, such as:

  • Why did it take two decades before Tetris players began to master the game?
  • Why professional poker players make better predictions than psychiatrists.
  • What was the secret to the artistic training of master painters during the Renaissance?
  • How do jazz musicians learn to improvise?
  • A mathematical problem that took three centuries to solve, and the psychological theory that explains its resolution.
  • What the London Blitz teach us about the neuroscience of…



Scott H. Young

Author of WSJ best selling book: Ultralearning | Twitter: @scotthyoung