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Josh Kaufman is the bestselling author of The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything…Fast! Josh publishes top-quality research on business, productivity, and accelerated learning. was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs” by the staff of Forbes and his materials and videos have been watched and downloaded tens of millions of times.




Josh learned to play the eukele in record time. He learned windsurfing and much more using the concepts he teaches in The First 20 Hours book.


Josh Kaufman is the author of two international bestsellers, The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business and The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast! Josh’s research focuses on helping people how to make more money, get more done, and have more fun.

Josh has helped millions of readers around the world learn essential business concepts and Josh’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Time, BusinessWeek,Wired, Fast Company,, and Bloomberg TV. The widely-acclaimed Personal MBA manifesto and recommended reading list has been downloaded over 1.28 million times from

The Personal MBA has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide to date, and has been in the top 0.1% of all business books sold on since its publication in January, 2011. On publication, the international edition of The Personal MBA was the the #1 bestselling business book in the United Kingdom. The Personal MBA has also been used as a textbook for business courses at Stanford University, New York University, Howard University, and Portland State University. hosts over 50,000 readers every month, and has been visited over 2 million times by readers all over the world since its founding in 2005. Josh’s work has directly saved prospective business students millions of dollars by providing an effective, affordable, and debt-free method of learning fundamental business principles.

Josh’s second book, The First 20 Hours, details a universal method of rapid skill acquisition designed to help readers pick up rewarding new skills in record time.

Prior to becoming a full-time author/researcher, Josh worked in brand management for Procter & Gamble’s Home Care division, where he lead multi-million dollar projects that encompassed P&G’s entire value chain, from new product development to delivering in-store marketing campaigns for key customers like Walmart, Target, and Costco. Before leaving P&G, Josh spearheaded the development of P&G’s global online marketing measurement strategy.

Josh’s current projects involve online training programs, live training programs, and ongoing research in business and skill acquisition.

The Personal MBA
The First 20 hours
Josh Kaufman’s site

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