Josh Kaufman is the author of the new book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!
He says everybody is able to learn new skills in just 20 hours, we only need to know how.
Learning new thing is challenging and it’s super intimidating,” says Josh. “You know, as a general rule, adult learners hate feeling stupid.” And “the biggest barrier to learning something new is overcoming that initial intimidation,” he says. What you need to do is set small goals for yourself. For example, if you are learning for an exam, set as your first goal learning just one chapter, don’t freak out thinking about the whole book, or the 4-part exam.
The other things he mentions are: “accepting that beginnings are hard”, and “making a commitment to stick to it”.
Josh Kaufman has written two worldwide bestsellers, “The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business”, and “The First Twenty Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast!”
He belongs to the world’s best-selling business authors and continually ranks high in Amazon.com. Josh Kaufman is conducting continuous and independent important research in entrepreneurship, business, productivity, skill acquisition, behavioral psychology, optimization, and systems design. He concentrates on assisting people in their efforts to get more done, how to earn more money and how to take more pleasure in everyday life.
Josh Kaufman has a one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to master business and to acquire the needed skills in a fast way. His approach and concepts have helped millions of people on our planet. They learned a lot from his books and developed essential skills and knowledge to interpret his ideas in their own way. Since the publication of Josh’s Personal MBA manifesto, the book and the reading list have been downloaded more than three million times, and worldwide, his “The First Twenty Hours” TEDx talk has been seen almost two million times.
Josh Kaufman’s research and books have been discussed and t/reviewed by the world’s finest publishers and media such as the BBC, Fortune, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Wired, Financial Times, The Independent, Bloomberg, and CNN, and his website JoshKaufman.net was in Forbes’ “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs”.
Josh’ book “The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business“ has, across the globe, sold over two hundred thousand copies (2014), and has been in Amazon’s top 10 of business books since it was first published in 2011. From its initial publication, The Personal MBA’s international edition was for several months the U.K.’s ‘number one bestselling non-fiction book. The book is also being used as a major textbook for business programs at NY University, Stanford University, Portland State University, and Howard University.
Josh’ website PersonalMBA.com started out in 2005, and through the years, the website has drawn more than two million visitors from all across the world, and Josh Kaufman’s research had another important effect: thousands prospective business students have been saving many millions in unneeded fees, tuition, and interest, because it provided an affordable, effective, and debt-free system to learn the fundamental principles of business.
Josh Kaufman’s “The First Twenty Hours” offers a detailed and universal method to acquire skills in a very quick way. The method was field-tested and gives readers a great way to pick up new skills in a record period of time. The method has been welcomed by readers who used it for learning all sorts of competencies, from Sumo Wrestling to airplane pilot training. The method described in “The First Twenty Hours” is still helping many people acquire useful new skills in a way that seems almost humanly impossible.
Josh Kaufman earlier worked for Procter & Gamble’s Home Care division, and he later was active in advising business owners in a broad scale of different businesses and industries. He became a respected adviser for businesses in publishing, technology, fitness, manufacturing, government services, healthcare, and academia. Josh’s current work includes web-based and live training programs and research in skills acquisition and business.