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About Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman is the author of three bestselling books: "The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business", "The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!", and "How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be."
Josh's research focuses on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom.
Josh has been featured as the #1 bestselling author in Business & Money, as ranked by Amazon.com.
"The Personal MBA" has been featured as the #1 bestseller in Business Training and Business Management on Amazon.com. The widely-acclaimed Personal MBA manifesto and business reading list has been downloaded over 3 million times by readers around the world.
"The First 20 Hours" has been featured as the #1 bestseller in Business Self-Improvement, Educational Psychology, and Personal Transformation on Amazon.com. His TEDx talk on "The First 20 Hours" has been viewed over 16 million times worldwide, putting it in the top 10 most-viewed TEDx videos and top 100 most-viewed TED talks published to date.
"How to Fight a Hydra" has been featured as the #1 bestseller in Modern Philosophy on Amazon.com.
Josh's research has been featured by The New York Times, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fortune, Forbes, Time, BusinessWeek, Wired, Fast Company, Financial Times, HarvardBusiness.org, The World Economic Forum, Inside Higher Ed, Lifehacker, MarketWatch, The Independent, Bloomberg TV, PBS Next Avenue, CCTV, and CNN's Sanjay Gupta MD.
Josh has been a featured speaker at The Aspen Ideas Festival, Stanford University, World Domination Summit, Pioneer Nation, Microconf, BaconBiz, Google, and IBM.
JoshKaufman.net was named one of the "Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes in 2013.
You can find his current research and writing at joshkaufman.net.
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Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition.
The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.
Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.
True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.
You have a Hydra: a grand, ambitious project you’ve always wanted to tackle. It feels overwhelming, unconquerable. Chop off one of a Hydra’s heads, and two more grow in its place.
How will you ever defeat such a terrifying monstrosity – and live to tell the tale?
In this illuminating fable, productivity expert Josh Kaufman explores the uncertainty and fear inherent in facing down any ambitious challenge, from starting a new business to completing a work of art.
The risks involved can never be eliminated, but they can be understood, anticipated, and mitigated. Armed with an adventurer's insights into tackling unknown and fearsome challenges, you can tame a project of epic proportions.
How to Fight a Hydra is an essential handbook for artists, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs tired of ignoring the call to adventure.
So prepare for battle, brave soul. Draw your sword. Light your torch.
In the darkness ahead, your Hydra awaits.
Josh Kaufman brinda en este libro diferentes estrategias y métodos para aprender lo que sea de forma rápida y eficaz.
"Algún día cuando tenga tiempo lo haré" ¿Lo has dicho? Aprende a usar tu tiempo.
Sacude tu lista de pendientes y obtén las herramientas para desarrollar tu destreza en tiempo record.
En sólo 20 horas ofrece un enfoque sistemático para la rápida adquisición de habilidades: cómo aprender cualquier habilidad nueva lo antes posible. Su método muestra cómo simplificar habilidades complejas, maximizar la práctica productiva, y eliminar las barreras de aprendizaje. Con tan sólo 20 horas de práctica enfocada y constante, irás de saber absolutamente nada a realizar algo notablemente bien.
Este método no es teórico: es probado sobre el terreno. Josh Kaufman invita a los lectores a poner en práctica el método -ya sea para aprender programación, practicar algún deporte, tocar un instrumento, estudiar un nuevo idioma, o conocer el juego de mesa más antiguo y más complejo del mundo. Y tú, ¿Qué quieres aprender hoy?
Personally compiled and curated by Josh Kaufman, bestselling author of "The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!" and "The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business," this collection of quotations and aphorisms from a wide variety of modern and classic sources will inspire you, instruct you, and make you think.
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