Audie Award Nominee, Business and Educational, 2013
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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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 business school altogether....
Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com 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 MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.
True leaders aren't made by business schools - they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed. Read this book and you will learn the principles it takes most business professionals a lifetime of trial and error to master.
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the book was great. it has a few areas where josh repeats the same phrase back to back that need to be cleaned up. aside from that, the book is chocked full with nothing but golden nuggets.
If you like business books, this needs to be on your list. I learned some great new concepts, refreshed some former knowledge, added add some fuel to my fire of learning.
The author performs the narration, and does a stand up job. The book has great structure, and keeps you interested.
This is a good starter for anyone interested in business generally and includes material not typically taught in business courses. Pay attention to the references to other works imbedded in each chapter and explore to get the most value out of this book.
Great book for getting a general idea of all of the different facets of business.
Great listen and very informative. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn how experience trumps institutionalized learning.
You are what you feed your mind...so, feed it the good stuff!!!
I'm not sure how listening to this book is going to help me replace an MBA. I assumed that the information contained in this book would help me do that. There was a lot of common sense stuff but no real direction for application of what is being taught.
The only book I've ever recommended and gifted before even finish reading. When I heard that Josh was the narrator I immediately purchased the audio version and used it a thorough refresh to my last read. Industry testimonials have said enough. For those of us successful practitioners of self education and self driven personal improvement, this book and all of Josh's works speak to our souls. Thanks Josh, and hope you can continue creating and sharing invaluable brain content.
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Kaufman is a talented writer, but his true talent, if one can call it a talent, is being hungry for knowledge and tenaciously pursuing it to his benefit and others. In this book, we are given many reasons for becoming eternal, self driven learners, not only of methods to improve our businesses, but also our minds and our attitudes. Through real life example and through his many reading recommendations, the author has compiled a text that assuredly imparts useful techniques and methods, but is most valuable as a tantalizing look into how reframing problems and research in business and lifestyle can be immensely rewarding, as it certainly seems to have been for Kaufman.
I loved listening to this audio book. I'll certainly revisit it in a few months to imprint the concepts in me.
The narration is clear and easy to follow. A job well done, writing and narrating this book.
I found many moments really great, I can't point a single one as favorite.
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