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Expert Series Vol 2: How to Model Experts and Top Performers

Learn how to deconstruct and replicate the skills of your favorite role models.
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Created by Timothy Kenny
Last updated 10/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Deconstruct the skills of experts and top performers
Know how to find the different labels used to describe the same skills to improve research
Understand the values and beliefs that shape their model's decisions and mindset
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Have you ever seen someone and thought to yourself:

"How did they just do that?"

There are certain people who just seem to have superhuman abilities, and it often seems like they have had those abilities their whole life because they perform their skill so naturally.

In this course, you'll learn how to deconstruct those types of skills.

My previous courses have focused on how to build skills that are cut and dry.

You go out, do your research, find the best materials, and then go through the stages of consumption, synthesis and memorization so that you can take action and start using the skill.

But there's a problem.

What about those skills where there is nobody teaching the skill?

Or everything out there is woefully inadaquate for actually learning that skill?

Or maybe the "experts" on a skill can DO the skill, but they don't know how they learned it or how to teach it to you.

In these situations, you need to use modeling to deconstruct the skill and figure out how the person is doing what they are doing.

The first layer of your model is understanding who surrounds the person you are modeling. You can learn a lot about a person through who they spend time around, as well as their environment. We'll talk about how to model a person's timeline as well, so you don't miss out on influential experiences earlier in you model's life.

The middle layer is behavior and skills. We'll talk about how to deconstruct skills and figure out what bodies of knowledge your model is drawing from so that you can replicate these knowledge centers in your own brain. We'll also cover how to find the right words to use to find information on the skill you are modeling. You need to be aware of the 3 different kinds of vocabularies that are available for describing any skill.

The deepest layer is saved for last. This is where we go into the values and beliefs and identity of the model. You'll learn what values are and why they matter in your model. You'll also learn why identity matters and why it's important to make sure you get beyond the public face of your model to truly understand who they are. You'll learn how identity functions as a social and group concept so that you can understand how you model's identity is shaped by the groups they spend time with.

Finally, you can use the discussion section, or send me a Private Message, if you want advice or help with modeling the skills of a specific person.

See you in the course,


Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals who want to build skills faster
  • Entrepreneurs who want to learn skills that aren't taught by anyone
  • Students who want to supplement their school learning with their favorite role models
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Researching Your Model's Environment

The Influence of Superiors on Your Model

The Peers Who Shape Your Model

The Inferiors Your Model is Responsible For

Building a Timeline of Your Model's Life


Taking Notes, Chunking and Building Notation Systems

Finding The Scientific and Other Labels That Describe Your Model's Behavior

Using Analogous Skills to Deconstruct the Most Difficult Cases

When Experts Lie, and How to Protect Your Model


Discovering the Values That Your Model Uses to Make Decisions

The Most Powerful Model for Understanding Why People Do What They Do

Piece Together The Beliefs that Make Up Your Model's Reality

The Key Inflection Points That Shaped Your Model's Life

Multiple Perspectives - Understanding the Identity(s) of Your Model

Replication and Control as The Two Keys to Modeling
About the Instructor
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Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.

Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society, General Assembly in Boston, and has been a featured teacher on Skillshare, among others. He has consulted with startup teams on how to accelerate their learning, creativity, and growth.

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