Tansel Ali’s second book makes a bold and alluring promise. It suggests that what is difficult can be made easy, and what normally takes a long time to master can be conquered very quickly. Best of all: anyone can do it.
The key, as Tansel explains, is memory techniques. Memory techniques can help you learn a new language, a new instrument, or even geometry, faster and more easily.
This may sound far-fetched, but as a three-time Australian memory champion and with the claim to fame of having memorised the Sydney Yellow Pages in 24 days, Tansel speaks from experience.
Tansel and I talked about speed-reading, how memory techniques work, and how to use them to memorise all your computer passwords.
How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours by Tansel Ali is published by Hardie Grant Books.
Interview broadcast on ArtSound FM.
Interview air date: 19 September 2015.