Hello, my name is Ace Eddleman. My primary aim in life is to help you understand more about yourself and the world we all live in through explorations in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology and a little bit of philosophy.
Not long after turning 21, I realized that I needed to get my act together and take learning seriously. I’d never been a particularly good student, and the more I thought about it, the more I felt like I could never be a viable member of society without learning how to learn.
Without looking too much into it, I dove in head-first and tried reading tons of books and using some of the techniques I’d been taught in classrooms throughout the years. This included highlighting, copious note-taking and rote memorization.
While this did yield some results, they weren’t anywhere near what I thought was possible.
I decided that I would look around and find whoever was leading the charge in the fields of learning and memory. Unfortunately, much of what I found was, to put it bluntly, bullshit.
This field tends to attract people who could best be described as conmen, which I personally think is because many people who are interested in the material are people like me - those without a ton of direction or knowledge.
In essence, many of these “gurus” take advantage of people and charge them copious amounts of money for very little return. It wasn’t all bad, though. I did stumble across some excellent information - which was generally being provided by scientists in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive science.
These are the minds who are doing the actual research, so it made sense that they’d have the best information. However, most of them suffered from the stereotypical problem of not being able to communicate in compelling way.
Yes, their information was sound, but the people who would really benefit from it were not scientists and needed it presented in a way that wouldn’t make their eyes gloss over.
After going through a great deal of books, courses and experimentation, I came up with a condensed, simplified version of everything I’d learned and used. The result is my book, The Learning Factory.
But 52 Aces isn’t just about books. It’s about maximizing the collective journey through time and space we’re all going through.
Memory is, in many ways, the very definition of who we are as human beings. Learning allows us to build that all-important component of ourselves and have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Improving your memory and learning abilities will improve your life - and if I can help you accomplish that, then I can die a happy man.
I’m available for consulting for both individuals and organizations. Check out the consulting page for more information.
One word of warning: if you contact me and start an interesting conversation, get ready for some monster emails.