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

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'Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will' Seth Godin, bestselling author of Purple Cow

Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Play an instrument? Launch a business? What's holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time it takes to acquire new skills - time you can't spare?

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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.

'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, bestselling author of Un-F*ck Yourself

'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780670921928
  • 79,684

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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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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 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 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 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 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
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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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