16 Nov 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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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
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