This is an intriguing premise but sadly the book does not provide any useful information. It is simply a collection of anecdotes most of which are simply boring and offer nothing new or in most cases nothing at all to take away with you. It's a bit like that old Steve Martin bit on how to become a millionaire "First, get a million dollars". Thankfully Audible lets you return books.
I enjoyed how you actually get to learn what's in side this authors head. He isn't just teaching the basics of his method he actually shares his mental blue print.
I think he did fine, he's a tad over enthusiastic, but nothing too deterring.
This is not for those who wan't a quick fix for learning something fast. This is for those who are actively working on themselves and love the pursuit of mastery. I think him breaking down what he personally did is a very valuable form of knowledge. This is for those who those who like to peek inside a person's mind to see how they did something, not to just see how it's done.
This book takes some simple ideas and wraps them in numerous irrelevant examples. It promises great results but fails to deliver. It is verbose, boring and never really gets to the point.
I've loved some of Josh's other books, but this was just awful. Very boring. Pretty much covers the same material multiple times in multiple ways
This is the second book that I've listened to from Josh Kaufman. First I read The Personal MBA and was extremely satisfied with what I learned. Now l'm even more satisfied with listening to his experiences on learning how to acquire a rather difficult set of skills. In a short time period, or how ever long it takes you to make time. One of the best repeating themes I love from here is, "You can't find time, you make it." Great audiobook
Maybe normal people need the emotional boost to get out and learn. But the whole book is a paragraph of content on learning strategies. Nothing new, just analyze the skill, build a strategy, execute. That's is. The rest are cool facts about yoga, go, wind surfing, ukulele, and typing.
For the sake of the brevity that this book promotes I will say that " this book is Josh Kaughman's TED Talk except far less charming plus seven hours of material that adds nothing to the message"