The Personal MBA

The Personal MBA

A World-class Business Education in A Single Volume

Book - 2010
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Getting an MBA is an expensive choice-one almost impossible to justify regardless of the state of the economy. Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business. You can get better results (and save hundreds of thousands of dollars) by skipping B-school altogether. Josh Kaufman founded as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBAdistills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio Penguin, c2010
Characteristics: xiv, 402 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781591843528
Call Number: 650 KAUFMAN


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KenMarriott Jul 09, 2015

Like the book. I now have a reading list for business management through the references in this book. I like the idea of being self taught. I'm sure that's what the very successful in any field are already doing in their chosen field. You can browse the concepts presented in this book in two to three page summaries and either decide which ones to read more about or just try to apply the concept as summarized.

Dec 29, 2014

The second chapter and its list of forms of value and each of their respective points is so obvious and simple that one has a tendency to forget them, but if one notes them, and reviews them, one would quickly discover all sorts of little ways to improve a business.

May 23, 2013

A brilliant book for anyone, both long time business owners and those just starting out.... it's not about going into detail on everything, it's focus is a crash course Personal MBA as the title suggests. You WILL learn something from this book, guaranteed! Plus find out about many other valuable resources and books to dig deeper on topics.

Bottom line, you should read this book before investing a lot more in "higher learning" that will leave you in debt and not necessarily further ahead when it comes to a career or business you love.

redhatbanda Aug 01, 2012

Just beginning,,,,...This is going to be good!!!!!!


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