The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
“If you’re an entrepreneur, designer, student, programmer, or professional who wants to master the fundamentals of sound business practice, this book is for you.” – Josh Kaufman, The Personal MBA
Josh Kaufman decided to skip MBA School and give himself a ‘Personal MBA’ by studying the best business books. Here’s what he found:
Are you struggling to make big changes in your personal or professional life?
Watch the following video to see how psychologist Robert Maurer uses a Japanese manufacturing philosophy called kaizen to help his patients achieve big changes in their lives.
“Japanese corporations have long used the gentle technique of kaizen to achieve their business goals and maintain excellence. Now this elegant strategy can help you realize your personal dreams.” – Robert Maurer, Ph.D.
Watch the following video to learn a powerful method for saying ‘no’ to work requests (and prevent overwhelm), without being rude to others:
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill
If you can summarize what you stand for in one word, great things can happen.
To understand why and how, watch my animated core message of ‘Your One Word’ by Evan Carmichael, and read my 1-page PDF summary below.
On a scale of 1-10: How mentally prepared were you? How confident did you feel before the performance?
Author and Sports Psychologist Jason Selk has spent the last decade preparing elite athletes and executives for big performances. He’s now developed a mental routine that anyone can use to remain poised and confident before a performance.
Exercise provides an unparalleled stimulus, creating an environment in which the brain is ready, willing, and able to learn.” – John Ratey MD
Looking for motivation to exercise in the new year? Stop seeing exercise as means to get a better body, and start seeing it as a tool to build a better brain.
See why in my video summary of ‘Spark’:
(Checklists) not only offer the possibility of verification but also instill a kind of discipline of higher performance.” – Atul Gawande, MD
1-Page PDF Summary of The Checklist Manifesto
The purpose of this book is to help you acquire new skills in record time” – Josh Kaufman
In the book ‘The First 20 Hours,’ author Josh Kaufman explores the art and science of rapid skill acquisition, and test his findings learning 6 new skills: yoga, programming, touch typing, Go, ukulele, and windsurfing.
I’ve condensed his findings to provide you with road map to rapid skill acquisition to help you learn a skill you’ve always wanted to (playing the guitar? speaking a second language?), or a skill that will add value to your career (graphic design? public speaking?).