"Learn anything... fast!"
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.
This method isn't theoretical: it's field-tested. Kaufman invites readers to join him as he field tests his approach by learning to program a Web application, play the ukulele, practice yoga, re-learn to touch type, get the hang of windsurfing, and study the world's oldest and most complex board game.
What do you want to learn?
I want a refund...title is deceiving.
This book could be narrowed down to 3 chapters! Josh begins with a chapter that acts as an introduction to the material, which works fine. Then the next one or two are really the chapters that explore the TITLE ( how to learn a skill). Then, those chapters are followed up with chapter after chapter of how to's on various subject matters. With that said, if you do not want to learn about how to write code, wind surf, play Go, or do yoga, you should not purchase this book. The title should be, " Basic Directions On a Few Things I Learned." By Josh Kaufman
I have it the two stars for the two chapters that actually explore the appropriate subject matter.