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The First 20 Hours : How to Learn Anything ... Fast

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WANT TO LEARN TO PAINT, PLAY THE PIANO, LAUNCH A BUSINESS, OR SPEAK A NEW LANGUAGE?
Then pick up this book and set aside twenty hours to go from knowing nothing to performing like a pro. That's it.

Josh Kaufman, author of international bestseller The Personal MBA, has developed a unique approach to mastering anything fast.

You'll learn how to:
*Focus energy on acquiring key skill sets
*Eliminate obstacles and discover critical tools
*Work against the clock to get better fast

Kaufman shows how to break complexity into simple tasks, make the very best of your limited time and solve unexpected problems. In The First 20 Hours you'll learn how to acquire any skill in record time - and have a lot of fun along the way.
'In this inspiring little book, Josh Kaufman argues that you can get good enough at anything to enjoy yourself in just 20 hours. All that's standing between you and playing the ukulele is your TV time for the next two weeks' - Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
'Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will' -Seth Godin
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0670921920
  • 9780670921928
  • 84,886

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A blockbuster in the making. After reading this book, you'll be ready to take on any number of skills and make progress on that big project you've been putting off for years Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup
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With the amount of information and change in the world today, the person who can adapt and learn the most quickly will be the most successful. Kaufman breaks down the science of learning in useful, entertaining, and fascinating ways. If you care about keeping your job, your business, or your edge, this book is for you -- Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation In this inspiring little book, Josh Kaufman argues that you can get good enough at anything to enjoy yourself in just 20 hours. All that's standing between you and playing the ukulele is your TV time for the next two weeks -- Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast If you're like me, you'll get so inspired that you'll stop reading to apply this approach to your own procrastinated project. After reading the first five chapters I tried his technique to learn a new programming language, and I'm blown away with how fast I became fluent -- Derek Sivers, founder, CD Baby, sivers.org Great opportunities are worthless without skills. No more excuses! Kaufman proves that we all have the capacity to become experts -- Scott Belsky, founder, Behance, and author of Making Ideas Happen A blockbuster in the making. After reading this book, you'll be ready to take on any number of skills and make progress on that big project you've been putting off for years -- Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup
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About Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman has made a career providing practical advice for business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity and applied psychology. Named one of the 'Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs' by Forbes, Kaufman's PersonalMBA.com helps people make more money, get more done and have more fun. His first book, The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business is an international bestseller.
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