The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU İndir

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  • 14 Mar 2013

  • Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


  • James Benton Ticer
    James Benton Ticer 5 yıl önce

    I am almost at my 20th hour of watching TEDx talks and I have to say I AM getting pretty good at this.

  • Burak Alay
    Burak Alay 4 ay önce

    I was always better than my classmates in speaking english, but I wasn't well enough to able to speak properly or understand completely. Then one day one thought came up and I've decided to be as better as I can in speaking english. Now, I've been practicing english for almost 1 year. At least 20 minutes a day. That's 20 minutes made me way better english speaker than I was before. When I saw this video I wanted to share my experience. Guys, I watched this video without any subtitle and understood every single words thanks to my 20 minutes efforts a day. I achieved this level without any partner or course. Although I'm still not that good enough and you can find lots of errors I've made in my comment, I know that I'm gonna be better day by day and eventually achieve my goal. Whatever you wanna learn, just believe in yourself and practice at least 20 minutes a day. Good luck.

  • Alejo Lopera Inglés

    Sorry to say but the guy who came up with the theory about 10.000 hours passed away JUne 17th 2020. Three days before this comment.

  • Sam Maalouf
    Sam Maalouf 2 ay önce

    Doctor: "Sir, you have 20 hours to live."

  • KingN
    KingN 4 ay önce


  • Rexbelum
    Rexbelum 10 ay önce

    I really believe in everything he has just said. It is important to avoid procrastination guys. I am telling you this because of my life experience. I moved to Canada when I was 20 years old and my life has changed completely. I was studying computer engineering in my home country and was about to complete my 3rd year when my mother took the decision to move to Canada. It was really difficult at the beginning because of the language and culture. My knowledge about English was probably between 30% and 45%, so I had to invest part of time studying English. I proposed to myself that I had to learn the language at a university level in 1 year, and it worked. I still need improvements, but I feel really proud of myself because I was able to learn the language. After having learned English, I applied to University of Toronto to study Computer Science, and since the semester was going to start on September of the following year, I took that year to study everything about my career. I took my time to study advanced functions, calculus, physics and programming. What do I mean about all of this? You can learn everything you want if you really want to. The crucial part of all of this is to believe that you can do it. I personally do not believe in what the science says about the "SPECIAL KIDS". We all are smart beings that have the same capacities to learn everything we want. You can do it guys if you are willing to take the effort. I hope you have a great day and I wish you all the best ☺️. NEVER GIVE UP.

    SIR CENTURY 4 ay önce

    That was EVERYTHING a TedTalk is Supposed To Be.

  • Raja Dawn
    Raja Dawn 4 ay önce

    The reason why this TED talk has garnered over 20 mn views is that it gives a very strong hope to most of us who despair silently.

  • Shaun Allison
    Shaun Allison 3 ay önce

    I'm now about to start my 20 hours of learning French. I hope to post in a month with my French equivalent of his song.

  • Dave Seargeant
    Dave Seargeant 3 ay önce

    What an inspirational guy, I wished I had heard this about four years back. My wife bought me a cheap Uke for a laugh, and within a short period of time I could bang out the blues, and a couple of songs I always wanted to play, and sing.

  • Luke Almighty
    Luke Almighty 3 yıl önce

    Algebra test starts in 30 hours. Time to test this theory.

  • Madyson Ramkowsky
    Madyson Ramkowsky 3 ay önce

    Me wanting to become super smart and learn everything:

  • Nícolas Silva
    Nícolas Silva 5 gün önce

    Como aprender inglês sozinho e de graça? Eu aprendi boa parte sozinho..Passei mais de 5 anos ralando muito, estudando diariamente e traduzindo tudo que via pela frente. Fazia o que o pessoal do YouTube aconselha (me ajudou bastante,mas..) me frustrei muito por não conseguir me comunicar em inglês....precisava da prática com alguém, de um planejamento, de alguém para me corrigir e, principalmente, falar, falar e falar, não só ler e escutar. Não tinha grana para entrar em uma escola, mas, com o grande interesse que tinha pela língua, sabia que se fizesse um bom curso, atingiria meu objetivo. Minha família até tentou, mas não tínhamos grana suficiente. Eu pegava emprestado livros de um amigo que fazia Wizard, e aquilo me fez avançar bastante e me deu confiança.. Bom, consegui fazer universidade de Letras Inglês e ensino conversação em Língua Inglesa usando Livros da Escola Wizard (E-books). Se você realmente tem grande entusiasmo pelo aprendizado do ingles, estou a disposição para fazer o que queria que tivessem me proposto quando eu tinha meus 15 anos.... Essa é a minha história e espero ter pelo menos te inspirado, não desiste do inglês, persevera que dá certo! Fica com Deus (88) 99289-1830

  • A A
    A A 4 ay önce

    The major barrier's not intellectual, it's emotional.

  • gemstonezara
    gemstonezara 1 ay önce

    Thank you for this particular episode. Im so motivated to start doing what i have been procrastinating for a long time. Thank you again❤️

  • David Krahl
    David Krahl 1 ay önce

    I knew Agent 47 would invest his time wisely after his Hitman run. I'm glad to see he's doing well.

  • Eduardo Díaz
    Eduardo Díaz 2 ay önce (düzenlendi)

    I was watching this video just to improve my listening in English but at the end I think this video going to change my life. Thanks.

  • Glory J
    Glory J 2 ay önce

    "The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't's EMOTIONAL." Thank you Josh👏

  • Joe Edwards
    Joe Edwards 3 ay önce

    One of the best TEDx Talks for the person who wants to pick up a new skill, but isn’t worried about becoming an expert. At 52 years old, I learned to ride a Longboard based on this talk.

  • Sanyam Sood
    Sanyam Sood 5 ay önce (düzenlendi)

    1. Deconstruct the skill. Decide what you exactly want to do with skill and break the skill, practice the most important skills.