Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman is the author of three bestselling books: "The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business", "The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!", and "How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be." Josh's research focuses on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. Josh has been featured as the #1 bestselling author in Business & Money, as ranked by "The Personal MBA" has been featured as the #1 bestseller in Business Training and Business Management on The widely-acclaimed Personal MBA manifesto and business reading list has been downloaded over 3 million times by readers around the world. "The First 20 Hours" has been featured as the #1 bestseller in Business Self-Improvement, Educational Psychology, and Personal Transformation on His TEDx talk on "The First 20 Hours" has been viewed over 16 million times worldwide, putting it in the top 10 most-viewed TEDx videos and top 100 most-viewed TED talks published to date. "How to Fight a Hydra" has been featured as the #1 bestseller in Modern Philosophy on Josh's 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,, The World Economic Forum, Inside Higher Ed, Lifehacker, MarketWatch, The Independent, Bloomberg TV, PBS Next Avenue, CCTV, and CNN's Sanjay Gupta MD. Josh has been a featured speaker at The Aspen Ideas Festival, Stanford University, World Domination Summit, Pioneer Nation, Microconf, BaconBiz, Google, and IBM. was named one of the "Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes in 2013. You can find his current research and writing at
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