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 »

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A year of struggle and persistence… »


Josh Kaufman's new book on ambition, uncertainty, risk, and fear of the unknown »


A year of frustration and adaptation… »


A few of the essays that had a significant influence on my thinking in 2017. »


A year of investing in systems and new skills to improve my personal life and business. »


A few of the essays that had a significant influence on my thinking in 2016. »


A year of reflection & troubleshooting… »


A few of the essays that had a significant influence on my thinking in 2015. »


A year of private challenges & victories… »


A few of the essays that had a significant influence on my thinking in 2014. »


A year of new beginnings… »


A few of the essays that had a significant influence on my thinking in 2013. »


The 2012 edition is the seventh edition of the Personal MBA reading list, and is the result of eight solid years of research. »


'The Personal MBA' is now an international bestseller. »


A book six years in the making: a comprehensive collection of the most important and practical ideas in business. »


The Personal MBA’s sixth edition. »


After so many years of reading, researching, and recommending the best business books in print, it’s time to write one of my own. »


The 2009 edition of the Personal MBA reading list is live! »


A time to reflect »


I am happy to announce the publication of the 2008 edition of the Personal MBA Recommended Reading List! »


A credential worth talking about. »


An expanded and updated list of 42 titles, some thoughts about entrepreneurial education, and introductions to each of the books that made the list. »


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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.