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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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    Jim 03-09-15
    Jim 03-09-15 Member Since 2012

    You are what you feed your mind...so, feed it the good stuff!!!

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    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.

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    Angel 03-03-15
    Angel 03-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Required Reading for Everyone"

    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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    Ethan Dazelle 03-02-15 Member Since 2014

    I love books and love talking about books. Hope my reviews are helpful!

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    "Useful Business and Elsewhere"

    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.

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    Fred 03-01-15
    Fred 03-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Explendid"

    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.
    Highly recommended!

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    Martin 02-28-15
    Martin 02-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great insight"

    Great insight on business and entrepreneurship. Really helped open my eyes to the important parts of business and personal life.

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    Jonathan 02-22-15
    Jonathan 02-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "So good I'll listen again"

    Not what I expected, I was expecting a flurry of equations and financial theory. This was more helpful from a practical outlook.

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    Cassie 02-22-15
    Cassie 02-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great business information"

    Great Business information in a concise precise presentation. I recommend this book to anyone who was bored in the classroom but likes business.

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    Ben Horgen 02-20-15
    Ben Horgen 02-20-15
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    "The "Rework" of MBA concepts"

    Kaufman reads the book like only an author can. His passion for the content is evident in the performance. The chapters are concise and yet very in-depth. Well worth the read.

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    Trevor Schulte 02-19-15
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    "Too long, too much common sense material"

    Intro took too long. Wish there was more finance related information. Lot of common sense material. Found to be boring overall.

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    Asaf 02-16-15
    Asaf 02-16-15

    Personal Development Fanatic :)

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    "great book"

    this book is full with partical how tos and so many knowledge.

    from the first episode to the last the book doesn't slow its pace and in general i received so many good ideas.

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