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

  • Опубликовано: 14 мар 2013
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    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.
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  • Yassir Rossel
    Yassir Rossel День назад

    *Ok. ;^]*

  • YogamVR
    YogamVR День назад


  • Simple Life
    Simple Life 2 дня назад

    thank you.

  • Jeet Ahir
    Jeet Ahir 3 дня назад +1

    11:11 You found it Boring....A person in middle of a person wearing a cap and a person with no Hairs....

  • MC韋德
    MC韋德 4 дня назад

    1.Deconstruct the skill 拆解技能
    2.Learn enough to self-correct 學習到能自行修正(能夠處理問題)
    3.Remove practice barriers 消除練習阻礙(移除分心事物)
    4.Pratice at least 20 hours 至少練習20小時

  • EA Inc
    EA Inc 4 дня назад

    9:47 - 11:50 , Don't waste the other 17 mins

  • Becky Andres
    Becky Andres 4 дня назад +1

    I need to learn to learn

  • konan koffi
    konan koffi 5 дней назад

    clickez et recrutez pour gagner un revenu passif et une grande bibliothèque avec juste 1 euro

  • Bella bito
    Bella bito 5 дней назад

    انا عربية

  • Keshav
    Keshav 6 дней назад

    Juggling football

  • ctrain 8
    ctrain 8 6 дней назад

    Unfortunately pop song writers squirm their way out of actually working hard to make a good song by using these four chords, because it triggers a friendly familiarity in the listener's mind, so they're more likely to like that specific song if it has the same familiar four chords.

  • Ivone Fagundes
    Ivone Fagundes 6 дней назад

    PERFEITOOOO!!! Ameiiii!!!

  • Toan Lê Xuân
    Toan Lê Xuân 7 дней назад

    Acording to him, I can learn more skills in the future, thanks you very much

  • Toan Lê Xuân
    Toan Lê Xuân 7 дней назад

    Acording to him, I can learn more skills in the future, thanks you very much

  • Toan Lê Xuân
    Toan Lê Xuân 7 дней назад

    It's so amazing

  • Peter Trueman
    Peter Trueman 8 дней назад

    So all this guy did is read the 4 hour work week about 6 years later than it's first pubication.
    give the man a clap

  • Syntax achraf
    Syntax achraf 8 дней назад

    Very amazing !

  • Navya P
    Navya P 8 дней назад

    To be honest what he said is true about 20hrs rule. I didnt know him until i saw his video in goal cast, i applied his method in gym unknowingly. I used to procrastinate to workout and find reasons to avoid it but somehow i found motivation to do 20mins of workout per day either at gym or at home. I truly gave my 20mins of attention and focus towards my workouts for 20mins each day and i did started seeing the results of being more active whole day and always ready to hit gym after work and basically i stopped being lazy. It becomes a habit if we practice something for 20mins a day and eventually we find ways to master that skill perfectly.. Bottom line is make the skill that you want to learn as a habit and make sure give 20mins of time for it per day without any distractions..🙏

  • Chronic Cleric
    Chronic Cleric 9 дней назад

    Whoops. He talked about getting rid of distractions but I was listening to this while playing sims

  • Edson Michael
    Edson Michael 10 дней назад

    eu vou aprender a tocar violão em 20 horas, vou aprender a fazer alguns truques com bola de futebol em 20 horas, vou aprender a fazer malabarismo com moto-cerras flamejantes em 20 horas, kkkk, não será com moto-cerras e sim com bolas de ténis.

  • Desert Son
    Desert Son 10 дней назад

    شكرا المترجم

  • Shawn Lin
    Shawn Lin 11 дней назад

    I'm presently learning a new language.. on my own.. and your speech really gives me some useful tips. Thanks for your sharing. By the way, your ukulele performance is awesome !

  • DD G
    DD G 12 дней назад

    Start from 19:57.. there's a lot of fluff in this video.

  • Ehsan Hajibeigloo
    Ehsan Hajibeigloo 12 дней назад

    what is that woman doing on the back scene? is she trying to prepare for the next talk?

  • Junior Johnson
    Junior Johnson 14 дней назад

    Total bull when it comes to learning a sports skill like racecar driving, alpine skiing ( never mind downhill racing).

  • John Dowell
    John Dowell 14 дней назад

    Excellent point about the supposed "10K Hour Rule," and the applicability of "20 Focused Hours" to just "get" something. Plus, the outfit, hat and all, while playing the uke - and making the point - was just adorkable. Nicely done!

    KEVIN LIN, 14 дней назад

    I think you totally misunderstood the ideas behind 10,000 hours and it's totally wrong to apply the idea to learn new things. How sad! The research you mentioned was just not convincing because who, when, how and what? Just watch those audience facial expressions, you can tell they don't buy it. Because after all the logic just doesn't make sense.

  • Margaret S
    Margaret S 14 дней назад

    Was shopping and end up buying your book! Amazing!!

  • War Lord
    War Lord 15 дней назад

    You can also teach yourself a habit, reflex, or skill or let go of addictions in 30 days.

  • iAmSourav37
    iAmSourav37 15 дней назад


  • johnmohanmusic
    johnmohanmusic 15 дней назад

    Let's see (and hear) Josh Kaufman play a concert on a trumpet after spending just 20 hours learning how to play it. On the other hand, let's not...

  • Tiffany T
    Tiffany T 15 дней назад

    9:47 is when he tells you how to do it

  • Job Ferreira
    Job Ferreira 15 дней назад

    Que maravilha! Excelente!

  • MrKret87
    MrKret87 15 дней назад

    yeah... if he thinks that he is reasonably good in playing ukulele than ok... the fact is that he can do "something", but he's still a beginner. The first 20 hours is enough to see if you enjoy it and want to spend more time to practice but that's all. If you want to be quite good at something more complex than hula-hop, you need much more time.

  • Andréa Gonçalves dos Santos
    Andréa Gonçalves dos Santos 15 дней назад

    When the less is more! Simple and efficient👍

  • C Joe
    C Joe 16 дней назад

    That was encouraging. Great stuff. I am starting to learning drawing and I will apply this 20 hour method to it.

  • guii Silva
    guii Silva 16 дней назад


  • Si E
    Si E 16 дней назад +1

    It takes 10000 hrs to learn about a subject to be able to decompose the subject so the first step which is decomposing requires expert knowledge. That was a funny to say you need 20 hrs. The steps is correct however performing the first step ( decomposition, deconstruction) requires high level of competency on that subject.

  • Mouhyiddine Aboutaj
    Mouhyiddine Aboutaj 17 дней назад

    thank you for this presentation, it was very consistent and I learned a lot of things I didn't know before

  • Elena Elena
    Elena Elena 17 дней назад +1


  • 大冰奶去冰
    大冰奶去冰 17 дней назад +1


  • hadia sundas
    hadia sundas 18 дней назад +1

    I wish my life also changed...happy New year everyone

  • Simisola Omotoso
    Simisola Omotoso 19 дней назад +1

    Fantastic! That song was dope.

  • Renato Del Nero
    Renato Del Nero 19 дней назад

    next, learn how to sing in 20 hours.

  • Luke Dinkel
    Luke Dinkel 20 дней назад

    Lovely speech Josh, great job 👍

  • Nika MC
    Nika MC 21 день назад

    Wtf... 10000 hours is for becoming the professional in something. But it doesn't mean that you can't have skill without those 10000 hours. This is different situation.
    I have no words..

  • Nathan Yongsoo Jang
    Nathan Yongsoo Jang 21 день назад

    doc xavier on coc

  • lợi trần đắc
    lợi trần đắc 21 день назад

    Vn đâu điểm danh

  • JVH-Comix
    JVH-Comix 22 дня назад

    what i want to know is how many people actually picked up a new skill with this? this taught nothing besides the obvious. of you have to set small goals of course you have to learn about what your learning. the hard part is overcome your own fear about being a failure or not good enough. theres no magic pill or secret 20 hrs. its just your own self. pick up some self help books. go see a counselor or something .

  • Savcı Kadın
    Savcı Kadın 24 дня назад


  • 조재훈
    조재훈 25 дней назад

    this video make me courage, so I will walk my way also. thanks!

  • Brayden Morin
    Brayden Morin 25 дней назад

    the way he says "ukelele" is so triggering

  • Sahil Rally
    Sahil Rally 25 дней назад

    Another thing to add is "Laser Focus", with so much of free information we have today, we easily get distracted from them. For instance, if you want to play guitar, you will end up subscribing to 1000 of free tutorials and end up doing nothing :-D.

  • Kim Miratorimoonlight
    Kim Miratorimoonlight 25 дней назад

    I feel that "Deconstructing the skill" is not an easy task for me...let's say I wanna learn to build a video game. How can I deconstruct that? Should I start with an easy game? But then I'll find many parts I don't understand as I follow the tutorial. Then I will start to do some research on those parts and I find that they are linked to other parts of computer science. This makes the process more and more complicated and at last, I will give up. This kind of giving up has made me hate myself so much. Can anyone help me with this?? I really need some help. Thanks, in advance...

  • Một cuộc đời
    Một cuộc đời 25 дней назад

    lang mang

  • aditi sharma
    aditi sharma 26 дней назад

    Loved it

  • aline martins
    aline martins 26 дней назад

    Melhor canal. Parabéns à todos que fazem do TED esse canal maravilhoso e cheio de informações gratuitas.

  • Srishilesh Pilladin
    Srishilesh Pilladin 26 дней назад

    I want to learn how to learn?😅😅

  • Smart life
    Smart life 26 дней назад

    lovely teacher

  • levent onaran
    levent onaran 26 дней назад

    Thank you...

  • Miranda Schur
    Miranda Schur 26 дней назад

    if idubbz was bald

  • TheDiscreet
    TheDiscreet 27 дней назад


  • TheDiscreet
    TheDiscreet 27 дней назад


  • Gustavo Martinez
    Gustavo Martinez 28 дней назад

    He needs 40.000 hours

  • Gustavo Martinez
    Gustavo Martinez 28 дней назад

    He need 20.000 hours to learn to sing and play the guitar

  • Lavesh Puraswani
    Lavesh Puraswani 28 дней назад +2

    I love that song😍

  • ChinatownNoodles
    ChinatownNoodles 29 дней назад

    Come to my college and teach with just 20 hours experience ...I'm sure you'll get hired XD

  • اية العثمان
    اية العثمان 29 дней назад

    Thank you very much 😊

  • Saiful Islam
    Saiful Islam Месяц назад


  • Constance Williams
    Constance Williams Месяц назад

    Quite amusing! Very intriguing !!!!

  • satiyan marimuthu
    satiyan marimuthu Месяц назад

    you are a GURU

  • Rod Lee
    Rod Lee Месяц назад

    Who on earth added the subtitles? Am I the only one to find then out there?

  • Naimur Rahman
    Naimur Rahman Месяц назад

    One of a wonderful speech.

  • C.G. Elmore
    C.G. Elmore Месяц назад

    1. Deconstruct the skill- take apart and work on separate parts first (most important things first) 2. Learn enough to self-edit, self-correct.
    3. Get rid of distractions. 4. Practice at least 20 hours. Get over the emotional (frustration stage) and you can learn anything.

  • Jim Paar
    Jim Paar Месяц назад +1

    This is so flipping TRUE, anyone can do this. Get your mind right and you can do anything like make $100k a month over and over again. People, success is 80% mind, 20% physical. Forget the 9 to 5, this what society tells you have to do but you don’t.Stop listening to this messed up world. Quit serving this f’d up society, the government controls the education system, college is a scam, health like flu shots, and so much more. Take control today, let me give you some tips

  • Keira Lewis
    Keira Lewis Месяц назад

    Very inspirational. Thank you, sir. I'll give guitar another shot!😀

  • mounia miri
    mounia miri Месяц назад


  • Chartoise
    Chartoise Месяц назад +1

    They should've called this video: 20 minutes of obvious.

  • Suhas Mallesh
    Suhas Mallesh Месяц назад

    This video not only inspires you, it also puts a smile on your face. Trust me and spend 20 mins watching this amazing video :)

  • Dao Anh
    Dao Anh Месяц назад

    Really? Is this true?

  • julia tronina
    julia tronina Месяц назад

    Thank you sooo much! You genious and fun! Now I'm just 20 hours away from doing so many cool things I always wanted to but never believed I could:)...and playing ukulele that catching dust in my storage room was one of them:))!

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  • Lilly Daggy
    Lilly Daggy Месяц назад

    He played Try, by Mandy Harvey. (I think)It sounded very much like the beginning of it

  • 呀你可
    呀你可 Месяц назад

    1.Deconstruct the skill 2. learn enough to self-correct 3. remove practice barriers 4. practice at least 20 hours

  • Peter Ellinger
    Peter Ellinger Месяц назад

    Thank you for telling me what my school should have 50 years ago. Great work, nice singing :-) Pete

  • Seçkin Deniz
    Seçkin Deniz Месяц назад


  • SED
    SED Месяц назад

    10000 HR Rule to become a master not to learn a new thing

  • Việt Chinh Nguyễn
    Việt Chinh Nguyễn Месяц назад

    Dtfnư p pmjjkkkjjkkjjooookoomo899j x7

  • Sai Krishna
    Sai Krishna Месяц назад

    quite inspiring

  • mucella cetin
    mucella cetin Месяц назад

    my sister learns almost 20 hours a day.
    At school and when she comes back she learns till knight and she feels as if she learned nothing

  • Supa Banks
    Supa Banks Месяц назад

    Hopefully practicing forex trading for 20 hours will do some good

  • くろみつはちみつ
    くろみつはちみつ Месяц назад +1

    Will I be a hero like you if I practice your imitation for 20 hours?

  • imissa bright
    imissa bright Месяц назад

    You have a very charismatic character, you're awesome, I liked your talk so much

  • 工藤新一
    工藤新一 Месяц назад


  • Tommy Khamphone
    Tommy Khamphone Месяц назад

    9:18 that girl face tho lol

  • TIG2MAN0
    TIG2MAN0 Месяц назад +1

    thats cool. i like that one.

  • Tai HaTranDuc
    Tai HaTranDuc Месяц назад +4

    learn a language in 20 hours? That's unrealistic

    • channon3
      channon3 10 дней назад

      +Lilia Medvedyeva I am sorry, but it seems to me, that you still miss the point. The point is: "first 20 hours are probably the most effective in contrast of spent time" and "you would be surprised *how much* you can learn in 20 hours", if you choose effective approach. I would stress difference between "HOW MUCH you can learn" and "you WILL learn" in second sentence, because it has different meaning, so maybe there is source of missunderstanding. And as you said, everybody can perform few accords on ukulele, but the thing is, that he refused to study from 100 page book, which would take inefficiently much more time. Huge book would evoke feeling in him, that its really hard and he cant achieve something in short time, but he can, if he chooses better way. And I am sorry, but 20 hours for asking about direction or price is really bad example, because these phrases can be learnt in one hour (i can tell from my experience). Lets say, that you will have 1 hour lecture per week and you will also practise 1 hour by yourself per week. It means, that your learning will take 10 weeks=2,5 months. In my opinion, its reasonable time for achieving something, otherwise teacher is pretty bad :D Probably people understand from this video, that if they study something 20h in 2 days, they will achieve something that was talked in video, but this way is not efficient way (and he stressed importance of the most efficient way), because brain absorbs more info in shorter time periods by better way. Missleading title of video could be also problem, because it doesnt fit to point of video and probably it wasnt even written by him.

    • Lilia Medvedyeva
      Lilia Medvedyeva 10 дней назад

      @channon3: Oh, I didn't mean "master". I meant having a sufficient amount of language to be able to understand and explain the very basic needs. I saw many many many immigrants from different countries. This how I know that this statement is worthless. The speaker doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. I wasn't impressed with his ukulele performance using 4 chords. Anyone can do that. A few years ago, a very gifted language teacher who moved to Mexico to learn Spanish and lived their for a number of years shared that it took her 5 years to speak like natives. So I'm not talking about that level of language. If your goal is just to ask prices at the store and ask for direction, then yes, you will be able to learn a few relevant sentences in 20 hours.

    • channon3
      channon3 10 дней назад

      +Lilia Medvedyeva ​ Yes, I am Czech. And I think you didnt get point of his video :) BASICS do not mean COMPLETE knowledge of language, which is master skill (as i wrote in comment before)...he stressed, that he doesnt speak about master skills, but he just says: "you would be surprised how much you can learn in 20 hours".

    • Lilia Medvedyeva
      Lilia Medvedyeva 10 дней назад

      @channon3: Is your native language Slavic? Immigrants who are trying hard to learn the language of their new country would strongly disagree with the statement about 20 hours. There are exceptional, talents, of course, but it would take an average person a year or more of living in the country and actively practicing the language to become more or less fluent. Here, on Ted Talk, a couple of guys who can speak multiple languages shared their tips for language studying. When they moved to a different country, they used the No English rule to be able to achieve a conversational level of language in 3 months, not 20 hours.
      No doubts, we can learn something in 20 hours. This is a universally-known fact. So, I’m not sure what else the speaker is trying to say.

    • channon3
      channon3 10 дней назад

      ​+Lilia Medvedyeva I am studying turkish now :) I have learnt creating structure of sentences (its totally different than in slavic languages) and I have learnt present simple and few words and few phrases. I believe I can achieve reasonable basics after 20h :)

  • landrino nkeh
    landrino nkeh Месяц назад +1

    No ted talk! *Ted song*🤗

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    Perigo o perigoso Месяц назад