Josh Kaufman is the author of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, an international bestseller with translations in 12 languages. Josh specializes in teaching professionals in all industries and disciplines how to master practical business knowledge and skills.
The Personal MBA has sold over 75,000 copies worldwide to date, and has been in the top 0.1% of all business books sold on Amazon.com 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, and remained #1 for two consecutive months. 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.
In the video below, in the first 15 minutes, Josh Kaufman speaks about the motivation for writing the book. Later on he talks about acquisition of knowledge and skills, rapid learning and specialisation. The interviewer asks some pertinent questions related to education.