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 →

Personal MBA – ChangeThis Manifesto

For everyone who has been following the Personal MBA project, some good news: you can now download the finished manifesto via ChangeThis.

The manifesto features an expanded and updated list of 42 titles, some thoughts about entrepreneurial education, and introductions to each of the books that made the list. After reading the manifesto, you'll have a better understanding of how it's possible to learn business on your own time, why each book is a part of the PMBA, and how the titles fit together to form a comprehensive set of business education resources.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project – it was a heck of a way to spend my summer, and I look forward to seeing how the concept grows and develops in the future.

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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.