Being Well Podcast: Learn Faster, Learn Smarter with Josh Kaufman

Being Well Podcast: Learn Faster, Learn Smarter with Josh Kaufman

Learning is the single most important skill: if you know how to learn, you can get good at anything else. Today we’re joined by Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA, to explore the 20 hour rule, the problems with 10,000 hours, cognitive biases, and how you can learn anything more quickly.

About our Guest: Josh is the author of three bestselling books: The Personal MBA, The First 20 Hours, and How to Fight a Hydra. The Personal MBA is a #1 international bestseller, and he’s also responsible for one of my favorite TED talks which has more than 22 million views – The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything.

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Key Topics:

2:15: Why focus on business and learning?

5:30: 20 hours vs. 10,000 hours

9:00: The power law of practice

11:30: Precommitment, and making it through 20 hours

15:00: The importance of deliberate practice

17:00: Fast feedback loops

19:45: Breaking big tasks into small tasks

26:40: Responses to threat, and how our psychological state impacts learning

32:30: Cognitive biases and social proof

38:40: “Commitment and consistency” bias

46:00: Recap


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