The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything ... Fast (Paperback)
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The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything ... Fast (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 28/08/2014
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Josh Kaufman, bestselling author of The Personal MBA, is back with his new book, The First Twenty Hours, to teach readers how to learn anything... fast!

'Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will' -Seth Godin

Pick up any new skill in just 20 hours...

Want to learn to paint, play the piano, launch a business, fly a plane? 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 this brilliant approach to mastering anything fast.

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

With examples ranging from writing a web program to learning an instrument to picking up windsurfing, 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.

'After reading this, 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

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780670921928
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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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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“Seemingly obvious but handy”

A tricky book to rate given that the meat is covered in the first 2 chapters yet the current cover price is quite high. However the content is solid and the rest of the book provides worked, real life examples.

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