as much as I want to know and listen to the content of this book, i can't stand the narrator. so I stopped. even tried to stops few days and go back... doesn't work. very annoying note: I rarely write review, especially the negative once, but this one is REALLY bad. waste 1 credit
There is no insight or "A-ha!" moments in this book - all very basic, full of fluff. For instance, "If a business needs capital, they should seek investors. Also, consider spending less." Really, really bad.
Yes - and they owe The Four Hour Workweek royalties.
Avoid at all costs.
This book should be mandatory for any collage education with any kind of business involvement.
I have listened to it once a month now for three months. It explains and wraps up many of the areas that I have found in the course schedule for several MBA programs. I have started checking of the read list and my personal goal this year is is to be done with my personal MBA this year!
Maybe not the most exciting narrator voice, but that is counterbalanced by the effort of the author reading it himself.
Josh is a pleasure to listen to. He speaks clearly and concisely and provides great mental pictures of concepts to aid absorption and retention.
While the Personal MBA isn't a "story" per se, Josh interjects many mini stories and examples of how business/people concepts work and how they can apply to the listener.
Josh Kaufman is a great character himself. :) He eloquently explains the passion behind the Personal MBA as a project, book, and business, which comes through all of the concepts, making it an enjoyable read, listen, and follow up learning experience.
Back to Basics Business
As a curator of business information, you get a lot more from Josh Kaufman than the content of the book. You get recommendations and resources for an indefinite, ongoing learning experience. Josh's work on the Personal MBA is extraordinary and well worth any time/money spent on it.
I'm thinking of starting my own business after a long career in sales, but without much business education. This book is the perfect starting point. Very concise and a pleasure to listen to.
I have been preaching this for years! I am glad to know I was right all along.
Very matter of fact.
A great listen with real world information and applicable ideas/thoughts. Ill need to listen to it again :)
Wonderful for the basics and to calibrate your experience and knowledge of business
No Surprises just felt validated that I did not have submit to the pressures of getting the formal education as everyone else would lead you to believe.
MBA in a can!
I defiantly recommend this to anyone looking to get in business or anyone who did go to or finish college as a wonderful alternative.
The author offers very practical advice and I appreciate the honesty.
Market Evaluation tips were a part of the most memorable moments.
Standard forms of value was clear and useful.