Podcast #270: Book Review – Learn Anything In 20 Hours?


Back in December I stumbled across an article on Forbes.com called Josh Kaufman: It Takes 20 Hours Not 10,000 Hours To Learn A Skill. It sound like a gimmick, but I decided to take a closer look.

Many may find some of the suggestions obvious, but there are opportunities here to examine David Allen's Getting Things Done method, ideas about learning, and why we sometimes fail at new pursuits.

Bumper Music:
"So Fresh, So Clean" (Instrumental) Outkast

Look Closer:
Josh Kaufman: It Takes 20 Hours Not 10,000 Hours To Learn A Skill - http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2013/05/30/josh-kaufman-it-takes-20-hours-not-10000-hours-to-learn-a-skill/

first 20 hours -- how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgBikgcWnY

Outliers (Book) by Malcolm Gladwell - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_%28book%29

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One comment

  1. Hi Brett – I think you’d really find value in “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. It introduced me to the concept of “deliberate practice” and with it I’ve managed to get back into guitar in a much more effective way. But the book’s for anybody developing a skill or career.

    Also, I worry we’re neglecting grammar in order to keep the ADHD, quick-fix, monkey-brain engaged. I believe most people excellent at what they do went through the grind of boring basics at first.

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