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 »

Use What You Make

bulletproof-vest

This is the only time I’ll post a picture of a man getting shot in the chest on this website.

Here’s the context:

September 13, 1923. Washington, D.C. “W.H. Murphy of the Protective Garment Corp. of New York let a man fire a .38 caliber revolver straight at his chest. When the bullet hit, Murphy never batted an eye. Inventors of the bulletproof vest, which weighs about 11 pounds, have put the item on the market for the protection of police and other officers in emergency cases. The bullet which was fired into the vest Wednesday was presented to him as a souvenir."

Source: Shorpy

Are you willing to actually use what you’re selling? Are you willing to stake your life and reputation on its quality?

If not, think twice about what you’re doing.

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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.