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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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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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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.
An exceptional book that I will listen to again and also get the print version for later reference. The author has read and squeezed the essence of a remarkable number of books on our behalf.
The book is a collection of ideas in different business domains, some of it are useful, many so basic, but it is not waste of time to read it once you will find couple of things you missed or forget
Josh did a great job at providing a very broad overview of many concepts and topics that are crucial to being successful in business and in life. Coupled with many references to sources I found this an extremely valuable audiobook.
I found this to be a great primer and almost an encyclopedia, both in scope and delivery, of the modern business person. There is an incredible wealth of practical and theoretical info. I don't know that this could be substituted or anything close for an MBA, as the concepts are more aligned with modern solopreneurs who are building medium sized businesses online and in person, as opposed to large corporate and Enterprise entities. That said, there is some good information about how any size business works, from supply chain to understanding how to improve and optimize. I definitely recommend the book, just be prepared for a long and, at times, dull read / listen.
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