Author bio

Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman - book author

Josh Kaufman is an independent business teacher, education activist, and author of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business.

Josh's unique, multidisciplinary approach to business education has helped hundreds of thousands of readers around the world master foundational business concepts on their own terms, and his work has been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune, and Fast Company, as well as by influential websites like Lifehacker,, Cool Tools, and Seth Godin's Blog.

Since creating the Personal MBA business self-education program in 2005, Josh has:

- Read thousands of books related to business, economics, psychology, communication, mathematics, science, and systems theory.

- Synthesized the essentials of sound business practice into a comprehensive, world-class program, which is available to students, entrepreneurs, and business professionals all over the world.

- Created the Personal MBA recommended reading list, which features the 99 best business books available to the DIY business student. The Personal MBA reading list and manifesto has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world.

- Saved prospective MBA students millions of dollars in tuition, fees, and interest by providing an effective and affordable means of learning fundamental business principles without mortgaging their future earnings.

- Helped hundreds of first-time entrepreneurs, CEOs, research scientists, programmers, and non-profit founders improve their business knowledge and skills via innovative online courses and 1-on-1 coaching.

- Inspired an active community of self-motivated business learners around the world.

Prior to developing the Personal MBA full-time, Josh worked as an Assistant Brand Manager in Procter & Gamble's Home Care division, where he was responsible for projects that encompassed P&G's entire value chain, from creating new products to working with large customers like Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, and Kroger. Before leaving P&G, Josh spearheaded the development of P&G's global online marketing measurement strategy.

Josh received his BBA from the University of Cincinnati Lindner School of Business in 2005, where he studied Business Information Systems, Real Estate, and Aristotelian/Stoic Philosophy. He is 28 years old, an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America), an active entrepreneur, and a photographer. The Personal MBA is his first book.

Josh Kaufman is the author of books: The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything...Fast, How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be, Worldly Wisdom: Collected Quotations and Aphorisms, MANUAL DO CEO - Um verdadeiro MBA para o gestor do século XXI, Internet Business Uncensored: How Successful Internet Marketers Makes $250k Monthly Online; Engage Their Community; Change People's Lives And How You Too Can, The Visual MBA, The Personal MBA, The Finance Book 3 Books Collection Set, 50 Business Classics

Author books

Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition.

The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.

Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.

True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.
Forget the 10,000 hour rule— what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less?
Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills—time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare?
Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of prac­ticing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . .
In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition— how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct com­plex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By complet­ing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well.
Kaufman personally field-tested the meth­ods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard key­board, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the sim­ple techniques he teaches:
Define your target performance level: Fig­ure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better.
Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompo­nents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first.
Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice.
Create fast feedback loops: Getting accu­rate, real-time information about how well you’re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve.
Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chain­saws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.
A survival manual for ambitious ADVENTURERS

You have a Hydra: a grand, ambitious project you've always wanted to tackle. It feels overwhelming, unconquerable. Chop off one of a Hydra's heads, and two more grow in its place.

How will you ever defeat such a terrifying monstrosity - and live to tell the tale?

In this illuminating fable, productivity expert Josh Kaufman explores the uncertainty and fear inherent in facing down any ambitious challenge, from starting a new business to completing a work of art.

The risks involved can never be eliminated, but they can be understood, anticipated, and mitigated. Armed with an adventurer's insights into tackling unknown and fearsome challenges, you can tame a project of epic proportions.

How to Fight a Hydra is an essential handbook for artists, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs tired of ignoring the call to adventure.

So prepare for battle, brave soul. Draw your sword. Light your torch.

In the darkness ahead, your Hydra awaits.
Finding a gem of a quotation is a pleasure. There's something uniquely compelling about a single, well-expressed thought. Great quotations are the condensed wisdom of the ages.

Personally compiled and curated by Josh Kaufman, author of the international bestseller "The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business," this collection of quotations and aphorisms from a wide variety of modern and classic sources will inspire you, instruct you, and make you think.

Major topics include change, progress, goals, success & failure, money, work, craftsmanship, industry, entrepreneurship, remarkability, character, education, learning, society, power, words, responsibility, systems, numbers, planning, living, and dying.
"They Have Quietly Built Their Fortunes Online. And Now, For The First Time Ever, They Share With You Brand New Insider Circle Secrets You Must Discover If You Want To Make Money With Your  Blog / Website and Internet Business!
Imagine making as much as $50, 000 in pure profit from a simple online business?

Well, this is the story of me and other top world internet marketers.

But, it was not always like that for us; here's a short story of mine:

When I started out online, as a BLACK guy from a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, there were no resources directly available for me to use. Think about everything that frustrates a newbie; I am in your thought :)

The minimum wage which is equivalent to $100 was a little bit above my monthly pay; that was around 2006.

Fast forward to this time, I am living the life of my dream; thanks to the internet.

Will you be able to follow simple guides to create the life you truly dream of?

What about you working 4 hours daily online; you have the whole time in the world to hit the gym; you attend to the family and you make a whole lot of money at the end of the month.
You will be on a flying start after reading and applying the tips in this book.
Something will give you the needed energy; you'll be motivated to start and you won't be able to rest until you get something started!

Are you itching to become a cash-rich Internet marketer?

I broke into Internet Marketer’s “Secret Society” and revealed Uncensored Truth About All The “Underdog” Secrets You NEED To Know... To “Get Out Of The Gate” And Start Banking HUGE Online Profits!

The secret Neil Patel shared will blow off your mind and make you forget all those shiny white things. These are the tips Neil is using to make as much as $1, 000, 000 from a new internet business.

Chris Guillebeau shared blog building principles.

Josh Kaufman of the Personal MBA fame shared Ten Points...

Rick Mulready wrote a master piece and also gave 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Facebook Advertising.

In 2014, FB ads was the bread and butter of my business. I built a tiny-money-making 1217 list and converted up to 17%.

I profiled top kindle publishers as well.  Steve scott, Amanda Hocking, E.L. James and John Locke.

In Chapter Five of this great soon to be best seller, I interviewed Content Writers and big time bloggers.

Scott Young is a natural guy whose productivity is been envied by the White House team. Yes, I just typed that!

Kristi Hines, the fearless lady talked about getting started as blogger. She said something that will give you kick-in-the butts to get started with your blog immediately.

James Chartand  of Men With Pens is also on board. M.J. DeMarco; the Millionaire Fastlane man shared new secrets. Jeff Goins is on board to talk about platform, writing and productivity.

Derek Halpern; the Psychology Power House of blogging! Okay, how do I describe the $5000 worth advices he gave out for FREE in this book?

Steven Aitchison wrote on blog promotion.
'50 BUSINESS CLASSICS' presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business ideas seen in the rise of the tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Katherine Graham, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba.

Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in:
· Entrepreneurship
· Leadership
· Management
· Strategy
· Business history
· Personal development
· Technology and innovation

Summarizing the smartest thinking for today's professional success, this audiobook will provide inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.

RUNNING TIME ⤇ 17hrs. and 30mins.

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