Piotr Wozniak is the inventor of SuperMemo, the ancestor of all spaced repetition programs (such as Anki).
He is currently spending his time learning (and writing) as efficiently as can be, in the most rational possible way.
In my opinion, he might very well be the most knowledgeable person on earth concerning these topics :
- probably other things
I find both his lifestyle and articles inspirational.
About his lifestyle :
- read about his social sacrifices and his view about the perfect scientist’s lifestyle in his short presentation
- his Formula for Common Cold Prevention is worth a read
- a more general Wired article about him
Some of his articles :
- Formula for Human Genius and Creativity
- Myths about memory, learning, sleep…
- Devouring Knowledge (this article explains the concept of incremental reading)
- Goodness of knowledge
- 20 rules of formulating knowledge in learning
- he is currently working on an e-book about schooling (Problem of Schooling) (very long read, I’ve only read small parts of it)
I wish more people knew about his articles (and about spaced repetition in general) but he doesn’t spend a lot of time (if any) trying to attract a broader audience.
So perhaps you will want to emulate his lifestyle, at least partially, or find his articles worth the time spent reading.
And as this forum is mainly about mnemonic techniques, you might be interested in another point of view : he thinks that spaced repetition and active recall must come first, and that mnemonics (including the method of loci) should only be used in some cases.