My favorite audio-business book. I have made significant improvements in my time management as a result of what I have learned from Kaufman (including "most important tasks") and I am whizzing through my online MBA. I often cite the book in my course papers.
I am currently reading for my MBA. The material contained has provided the superframework within which i can place all the technical information I am learning from the MBA subject matter. It finally all makes sense. Thanks Josh Kaufman!
I love the principles of self education, especially in lieu of an MBA or pricey schools. Josh has provided tons of resources and a sort of cliff notes on general business ideas and metrics. I love the quick twitter style download of information - small bytes of information. This book I will read again, and keep it close for reference.
Good starting point for a business education. Too many concepts. This book would serve as a good outline for us where to begin learning about business.
Tons of great tips for anyone in any stage of business ownership. The author gives hundreds of good ideas and refers to source material for in depth study. Take notes!
I have the book and the audio book, and have read and listened them. I really like the book because it's very practical and usable. It's a distillation of important business lessons. Also see "Street Smarts", a similar book that complements this book.
Loved the narration and sound effects between sections. Book is well written. Narration is delivered with emotion and passion.
Some sections could have been expanded upon, but then it would have made for a very long book. Author provides book references for those instances. Offers a good balance between introducing a topic and explaining a topic in exhaustive detail.
Say something about yourself!
It's THAT Guy, you know him, the one who says I RULE, SK00L DROOLZ, even though he starts his story saying that he got a middle managaer job in a great company thanks to his college. Most of his information is solely based on the US, an as a Non-US listener, most of the criticisms he says about MBA programs didn't really apply to me.
The book starts saying that "other gurus" just use the book as a presentation card or advertisment for their own services, yet there were far too many plugs for his own achievements and blog for me to think this was anything other than THAT Guy saying how awesome he is.
The book does have positive, most of the business advice and reference to other material (for example Ramit Sethi's I will teach you to be rich) shows effort and research. Systems, how business work and mostly the ideas behind a great company; even so, some of the material is outdated, like him mentioning willpower can be replenished by eating sugar.
THAT Guy says this is a starting point and with that I have to agree, having read and listened to other business books, this one is mediocre, not bad, but nothing new under the sun.