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 of the brain and how to utilize it in the real world.
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 Unfortunately, much of what I found was outdated, poorly put together or outright nonsense.
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 was my first book, The Learning Factory. When people ask me how long it took to write, the answer is a bit shocking: about a month. But that hides the real answer, which is somewhere around five years – that’s how long it took for me to get everything I needed to get into my head.
Once I had enough experience and knowledge, writing it all down was easy. In fact, I wrote most of the book (aside from some parts where I had to do things like link references, a few sections where I wanted to revisit the subject matter) from memory. I’d just sit and write for hours at a time.
Since then, I’ve followed that up with other work, including The Automation Survival Guide (a book to help you make it through the current wave of automation), and How to Win, a course about competition, games and winning.
But 52 Aces isn’t just about books or courses. 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.
More importantly, memory and learning represent powerful tools that can be used in the real-world – if you train yourself in how to use them.
So I guess that’s what I’m here for: to help you train yourself in the dark arts of real-world learning and memory utilization. It might be to get a job, or win a game, or something else unrelated to anything can come up with.
But the name of the game remains the real-world use of knowledge.
If you’re interested in working with me, check out my professional site here: AceEddleman.com.