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The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!

By Josh Kaufman
Portfolio Hardcover


Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. Whats on your list? Whats holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills - time you dont have and effort you cant spare?<br>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?<br>To make matters worse, the early hours of practicing something new are always the most frustrating. Thats why its difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. Its so much easier to watch TV or surf the web...<br>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 youll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well.<br>This method isnt theoretical: its 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 worlds oldest and most complex board game.

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