Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman is the bestselling author of books on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. About Josh »

Appearances by Josh Kaufman


Podcast Phil Gerbyshak2019-Mar-31

Phil and I discuss The Personal MBA, the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing, and How to Fight a Hydra.

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A discussion with Chris Baker on how to learn new skills, overcome uncertainty, and conquer your fears.

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Mike Vardy and I discuss How to Fight a Hydra, the meaning of 'productivity', exploring the unknown, and the power of story.

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Pete Mockaitis and I discuss uncertainty, the value of persistence in new skill acquisition, and best practices for self-directed learning.

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Industry-specific podcasts are great fun. Tony Guerra and I talk about my work in the context of pharmacy careers and management.

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Lucas and I discuss how to learn new skills, overcome fears, and become a hero.

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Discussion about The Personal MBA, fundamental business concepts, and becoming the kind of person who can write a good book.

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A discussion with Tara Gentile about self-education, how I set up systems to eliminate unnecessary work, balancing business with family, and the role of strategic boredom in life and work.

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A keynote on The First 20 Hours, presented to the Royal Society for the Arts.

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Michael Bungay Stanier and I discuss The First 20 Hours.

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A discussion with Jonathan Fields on "how to become seriously good at almost anything in a ridiculously short period of time."

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Exploring the mechanics of rapid skill acquisition and The First 20 Hours.

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My most viewed talk, presented at TEDxCSU. Over 14 million views and counting.

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I was featured in a New York Times article on social media. Many thanks to Stephanie Rosenbloom for including me.

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Philip Delves Broughton: "the idea of cutting the cost of a business education to 'a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library' plus practical experience is good, fair and has every right to succeed."

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The mindset, process, and philosophy behind The Personal MBA.

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A discussion about The Personal MBA, business schools, and credentialing.

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Learning the fundamentals of sound business practice.

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Feature Lifehacker2008-Jul-29

The Personal MBA has been featured by Lifehacker, one of the most popular productivity blogs on the internet.

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Feature "Cool Tools" by Kevin Kelly2008-Feb-20

The Personal MBA has been featured on the best collection of useful and interesting tools, gizmos, and information sources on the web, bar none.

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Books by Josh Kaufman

The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

The First 20 Hours

How to Learn Anything… Fast!

A practitioner’s guide to rapid skill acquisition. Accelerate your learning by deconstructing complex skills, practicing the most important elements first, and removing barriers to deliberate practice. What do you want to learn?

How to Fight a Hydra

Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be

A story about summoning the courage to face the beast, fight the good fight, & persist long enough in your efforts to secure a lasting victory.