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The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business | [Josh Kaufman]

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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.

©2010, 2012 Worldly Wisdom Ventures LLC (P)2012 Worldly Wisdom Ventures LLC

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    billy 12-03-12
    billy 12-03-12

    In search of the finer things!

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    Where does The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best overall MBA or Business books I have read


    What did you like best about this story?

    The categories fit together seamlessly.


    What does Josh Kaufman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Clear articulation and understanding enhancement


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No its best to digest and then continue, I read the book over one hour slots


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alvaro MIAMI, FL, United States 12-02-12
    Alvaro MIAMI, FL, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2013

    I love self development

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    "Summarized Wisdom, Priceless!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business to be better than the print version?

    Yes! Audio is much more practical.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

    The second part, it focused about interpersonal skills.


    What does Josh Kaufman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His expressions and tone bring much more detail to the to the content that only audio can give.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It reinforces what I know with a few Ah Ha! moments.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wade 11-27-12
    Wade 11-27-12
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    Where does The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Personal MBA is right up at the top of business books I have listened to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Josh Kaufman is obviously passionate about his subject matter


    Any additional comments?

    The Personal MBA gets to the point, the concepts are clear and easy to understand. Josh Kaufman takes the mystery out of what can be a mysterious and complex subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Serpentine, Australia 11-26-12
    Michael Serpentine, Australia 11-26-12 Member Since 2011

    I am an amateur philosopher and a competent theoligian with a heart to learn and inspire others to authentic and meaningful living

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    "Everything you wanted to know about an MBA but ..."
    Would you listen to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business again? Why?

    Yes ... it is a very accessible distillation of advanced business thinking. For those of us on the run in our businesses and organisations, this is a great way to get the drift on some advanced thinking about how to succeed in business. It is just not the motivational 'you can do it stuff' but includessome actual hard core qualitative and quantative techniques. Before you make or lose your next fortune, read (listen) to this


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    Martin D. 11-26-12
    Martin D. 11-26-12
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    "expect only non-MBA startup Business Skills"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Don't expect to learn MBA - corporate Business Skills or help with application here. I'd title it 'self help motivation books along with some very alternative basic startup dictionary style intros'. This knowledge can't help you in a real MBA.
    MBA should be a protected word, as it sets high expectations.

    I don't think that it's a bad motivation style book, but any hope of a good MBA skill learning got badly disappointed


    What other book might you compare The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business to and why?

    Dale Carnegie


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    George Levy 11-23-12
    George Levy 11-23-12

    I Love Being Happily Married

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    "Brilliant, well produced and easy to grasp."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am a voracious reader of business and management books. My biggest challenge is fitting in all the different books I want to read into the limited amount of time I have available. "The Personal MBA" compiles key pearls of wisdom from dozens of books and ties them all together in an easy to follow narrative. Definitely well researched, extremely well written and superbly read. Love it!


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    DODFire La Vista, Nebraska, United States 11-21-12
    DODFire La Vista, Nebraska, United States 11-21-12
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    "Great audio book"
    Where does The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I give it a ten all the way. I thought the audiobook was interesting and had valuable information.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Quentin 11-13-12
    Quentin 11-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

    This book is filled with quick summaries of various business topics and offers a fast overview of many popular subjects.


    Any additional comments?

    Well narrated by the author with good audio quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Ormond Beach, FL, United States 11-10-12
    Timothy Ormond Beach, FL, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2007
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    "I can't believe this is what you learn in an MBA."

    This was a good book ... but it doesn't seem to be an MBA book. There is one chapter on equations and metrics (I expected and wanted this) and then a ton of chapters covering basic marketing, social psychology, and self-help topics (not what I expected). Fortunately, Mr. Kaufman is a good writer and good reader. I may buy the paper version to find the cited books to delve deeper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer mexico df, Mexico 11-08-12
    jennifer mexico df, Mexico 11-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A must for all entrepreneurs!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business the most enjoyable?

    The terms and ideas are describes clearly and simply.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I know more about running a business that I did before reading this book.


    What does Josh Kaufman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Knowing his own story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You're in business.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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