Book Review: Leveraged Learning by Danny Iny

I finished this book in one sitting, experiencing it via the official website. The hardback is slated for a October 2nd release date but at the moment, Danny Iny is offering readers a chance to real the entire book via their website at https://leveragedlearningbook.com.

As a music educator and strong advocate for lifelong learning, I was really curious about Danny’s new book. Danny is the founder and CEO of Mirasee and best-selling author of nine published books. Previously, I was familiar with Danny’s work from his earlier work when the company was called Firepole Marketing.

Danny’s book is a really amazing work that distills a lot of current research and viewpoints on the failure of the modern education system. The biggest issue that I’ve really resonated with is how getting a degree doesn’t really guarantee a secure job. Danny goes through many different angles and perspectives to help the general reader gain a better take of the entire issue. The cool thing about the various chapters are the suggested books that allow serious readers to learn even more about each issue. The self assessments that close each chapter also blur the line between a book that is just read and a course. I could definitely see how Danny includes elements from his company’s work teaching course development.

My favorite parts of the book include the discussions on the changing landscape of learning. I really like the idea of transitioning to lifelong learning instead of the degree or college education as the endpoint. This was also the first time I learned about Foundational education, “Last mile” education and Continuing education as terms to describe different kinds of education. The idea of transformation instead of just information also resonated with me since that is a huge part of my own work as an educator.

In the end, I feel that it’s pretty cool what Danny and Mirasee have done by making this book available for free online via the website. Of course, for those interested to dive deeper, you can check out different ways to work & learn from Danny’s online courses that look awesome. I wouldn’t mind having a chance to study, experience and review those too if I got a chance!

Danny & Mirasee are you reading this? 🙂

Pros: A lot of material, ideas and distilled concepts from other books & thinkers collected in one book. This is a good starting point for anyone curious about the state of modern education.
Cons: None.
TLDR: It’s a good book that is easy to read through and worth getting as a reference for further study.

Read Leveraged Learning online & get your hardback copy here:
https://leveragedlearningbook.com

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