According to an ancient Chinese proverb, “Learning is like rowing upstream: Not to advance is to drop back.” However, as business author Josh Kaufman points out, learning something new doesn’t have to be the excruciating upstream struggle that many people imagine. With clear insights and a ukulele solo, Kaufman expunges myths about learning and shares best practices in becoming proficient at any new activity. getAbstract recommends his charming presentation to anyone who has longed to take up a new instrument, language, sport or skill but dreads getting started.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why people commonly believe that learning a new skill requires a large time investment,
- How you can become proficient in a new area in just 20 hours and
- What learning stages students pass through before achieving mastery.
About the Speaker
Business adviser and author Josh Kaufman wrote The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything…Fast.
Comment on this summary
1 year agoThis makes sense. I don't like the use of the 10,000 hours here though as it isn't relevant. The 10,000 hours analogy has been used to represent the time required to realistically master a skill; not learn it.
1 year agoHelpful information
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