Josh Kaufman

Bestselling Author, Business & Self-Education


Useful Resources

Here are a few of my most notable resources. These resources will help you make more money, get more done, and have more fun in business and in life.

The Personal MBA Recommended Reading List

The Personal MBA recommended reading list is a resource designed to help you educate yourself about advanced business concepts. Reading the 99 books on this list will substantially increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost, all without setting foot inside a classroom.

Reading the books on the Personal MBA reading list is more flexible than a traditional MBA program, doesn't involve going into massive debt, and won't interrupt your income stream for two years. Just pick up one of these business books, learn as much as you can, discuss what you learn with others, then go out into the real world and make great things happen.

If you're interested in educating yourself about business, The Personal MBA is the best place to start.

The Personal MBA - The 99 Best Business Books

The Personal MBA Business Fundamentals Course

I'm proud to offer my flagship 4-day Personal MBA Masterclass in partnership with CreativeLive. These cover the fundamentals of all businesses, industries, and markets, large and small.

Topics covered in Part 1 include:

  • Creating valuable products, services, and other offers
  • Marketing and attracting attention
  • Selling and negotiating
  • Delivering value and customer service
  • Using financial concepts to ensure you're profitable and making good business decisions

Topics covered in Part 2 include:

  • Rapid learning and skill acquisition
  • Fundamentals of human psychology
  • Personal productivity
  • Management and leadership
  • Building, maintaining, and improving systems

Here are a few reviews from students who took these courses:

"Josh has a wonderfully comfortable communication style and uses real-world examples to breakdown very complex ideas in a clean, crisp format. He is an excellent public speaker and delivers much more than expected."
"I wasn't sure whether I had the time to do this class for two days and if it would be worth it as I'm developing a startup. Josh has continued to surprise me and give me information that if only one of them had occurred I would have been ecstatic with the class. Too many thoughts going through my head right now! Thank you Josh. In layman's terms: GET THIS COURSE."

The Personal MBA Business Fundamentals Course on CreativeLive


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

The #1 International Bestseller, Revised & Expanded. A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then go out into the world and make your own. More →



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? More →