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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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Ch. 1: Value Creation & Ch. 4: Value Delivery
It's always nice to hear the author narrate the book.
It was nice that the book journeyed into other disciplines, such as psychology, since it plays a big role in business. I agree; don't spend tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) on MBA debt. Just get some good books, a good notebook, and learn from experience.
They complement each other and I have shopped both of them. Started of with the audio version that captivated me and then ended up by acquiring the printed version.
Strategy by BCG
Getting an MBA made easy - forget Harvard!
I thought this listen turned out to be better than I expected. It started out with too much focus on running your own business, but in later chapters the author went into details that are applicable for any job.
I'm not sure if it's a true replacement for a real MBA, but it's a lot cheaper and I will definitely be checking out the website.
No, too much information.
A great buy
Here is something about myself.
A lot of complaints have been made on the narrator. All I have to say is: listen to the sample!
This book is literally 'the boot camp of business'. The author clearly hates Harvard's MBA, but that's okay since he's not the only one nowadays bashing the program. The whole book makes sense and is full of insights and good to know information.
What you won't find:
* Detailed formulas or information on a subject in perticular.
* Suggested study path
* The "secret"
This is basically a summary of everything the author read. I am impressed by the amount of knowledge contained in this book. I'm pretty sure you will find at least one thing that will improve your life, or your business.
Most of the information cited is practical and not theoretical. The author also tells us where to look if we want more information on the subject.
I recommend this book.
Personality: Intellectually Driven
I have work for for big corporations, I felt a needed to earn a MBA but why? I already have a MSc, so it didn't seem logical, why go back and down, also I am a business starter and this book has gave me the tools I required. Of course you need to keep on studying but the book references are pristine. It has my highest points.
In my top ten
Flexability of being mobile. The audio is a awesome way of leaning
Great business book.
I am a life long learner who likes to think differently.
The author was great about giving resources for other books that go into greater detail on the specific subject matter.
Run my business better.
I liked that the author described what would and wouldn't be included, but also cited external material to be studied. For example he clearly states that he wouldn't get deep into statistics but offered great resources for the reader to pursue should he want to improve in that area. I had been working on a business plan for some months now and taught I had taught about as many ideas as I could. I was wrong. This book is packed with a lot of information. I often found myself pausing to write down notes and ideas. I recommend this book to anyone. This book is beneficial to employers and employees since the principals covered can be applied by both. This is my first audible book and I have not canceled my account because there is clearly a lot to learn out there.
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