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Master the Art of Business

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What Is 'Automation'?

Automation refers to a system or process that can operate without human intervention.

Automation is best for repetitive, well-defined tasks. The less human intervention, the more efficient the Automation.

Automation is the best way to Scale, Duplication and Multiplication.

Josh Kaufman Explains 'Automation'

Remove enough Friction, and people may not have to be involved in a process at all.

Automation refers to a system or process that can operate without human intervention. Factory production lines, utility networks, and computer programs all use automation to minimize the amount of human involvement necessary to complete a task.

The less human effort required to operate the system, the more efficient the Automation.

Automation is best for well-defined, repetitive tasks. For example, if I had to reply to a letter or e-mail every time someone wanted to read my list of recommended business books, I'd quickly go insane.

Fortunately, I can just put the list up on my Web site-every time someone requests the file, it's delivered to them automatically, without any effort on my part. The list has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world, and automation is what makes it possible.

Find a way to automate your system, and you open the doors to Scale via Duplication and Multiplication, improving your ability to create and deliver value to more paying customers.

Questions About 'Automation'


"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."

Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft


From Chapter 11:

Understanding Systems


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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About Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman is an acclaimed business, learning, and skill acquisition expert. He is the author of two international bestsellers: The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours. Josh's research and writing have helped millions of people worldwide learn the fundamentals of modern business.

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