#107: How to Learn a New Skill in 20 Hours with Josh Kaufman

#107: How to Learn a New Skill in 20 Hours with Josh Kaufman

#107: How to Learn a New Skill in 20 Hours with Josh Kaufman

Want to start a business but not sure where (or how) to start?!

In today’s episode, we are talking with Josh Kaufman, best-selling author, researcher, and speaker. Josh’s TEDx talk on The First 20 Hours is one of the top 25 most-viewed TED talks published to date, with over 22 million views on YouTube. His research has been featured by The New York Times, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fortune, Forbes, Time, BusinessWeek, Wired, Fast Company, Financial Times, HarvardBusiness.org, The World Economic Forum, Inside Higher Ed, Lifehacker, MarketWatch, The Independent, Bloomberg TV, PBS Next Avenue, CCTV, and CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD.

In this episode, we chat about Josh’s first book, Personal MBA, signs to find a viable market if you are starting a business, and the characteristics that all good products/services have. We’ll also talk more about how to test out your business idea, actionable steps to decide pricing, learning curves, the aspects of rapid skills acquisition, and more. This is a jam packed episode that we made it into two parts – so make sure to catch both!

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03:29 – Perfecting Skills in 20 Hours

10:04 – Emotions Behind Starting Something New

13:46 – What a Learning Curve Looks Like

21:31 – 4 Steps of Rapid Skill Acquisition

29:40 – How Josh’s TED Talk Changed His Life

34:39 – Premise of Josh’s New Book, How to Fight a Hydra

39:58 – Josh’s Secret to Profiting in Life

Mentioned in the Episode:

Josh’s Website: joshkaufman.net

Josh’s First Book, Personal MBA: https://personalmba.com/

Josh’s Second Book, The First 20 Hours: https://first20hours.com/

Josh’s New Book, How to Fight a Hydra: https://howtofightahydra.com/#home