Josh Kaufman, bestselling author of The Personal MBA, is back with his new book, The First Twenty Hours, to teach readers how to learn anything ...fast! "Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will". (Seth Godin). Pick up any new skill in just 20 hours...Want to learn to paint, play the piano, launch a business, fly a plane? Then pick up this book and set aside twenty hours to go from knowing nothing to performing like a pro. That's it. Josh Kaufman, author of international bestseller The Personal MBA, has developed this brilliant approach to mastering anything fast. You'll learn how to: focus energy on acquiring key skill sets; eliminate obstacles and discover critical tools; create rapid feedback loops; and work against the clock to get better fast. With examples ranging from writing a web program to learning an instrument to picking up windsurfing, Kaufman shows how to break complexity into simple tasks, make the very best of your limited time and solve unexpected problems. In The First 20 Hours you'll learn how to acquire any skill in record time - and have a lot of fun along the way. "After reading this, you'll be ready to take on any number of skills and make progress on that big project you've been putting off for years". (Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup).