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The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business Audiobook

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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    Younis M. Alomari Saudi Arabia 02-12-16
    Younis M. Alomari Saudi Arabia 02-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Best of the best"

    you never find a short time to get must of the MBA on the go.

    thank you Josh Kaufman.

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    Avid Prime User Gig Harbor WA 01-27-16
    Avid Prime User Gig Harbor WA 01-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I gave it 35 minutes then gave up"

    The author spent 35 minutes selling the book and continuing on about the high cost of an MBA. However he never really talked about anything useful. I was already sold on the book and I had already purchased it. I didn't need 35 more minutes of selling. I gave up and started my next book

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    Jacek Salek NL 01-22-16
    Jacek Salek NL 01-22-16 Member Since 2006
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    "One of the best books on business!"

    I really enjoyed the book and it's format. Very useful content, up to the point, simple examples. Make's it easy to listen to. Great job!

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    Jakub Furmaga 01-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great introductory book"

    Great book. Very well written. Josh covers a lot of different topics in this book, which makes it a great introductory resource for learning how to become more productive. He references a lot of other good books which I otherwise would not have known existed. The only negative (and it is a minor one) is that a lot of the topics are mentioned superficially, however thanks to his references, it is easy to find more resources for a deeper dive. Would recommend this book to everyone.

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    Jeff P. 01-13-16
    Jeff P. 01-13-16
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    "Full of good advice and resources"

    I've toyed with the idea of getting my MBA for a while now and didn't want to make the financial and time commitment. I had a boss who told me once that if I put the same effort into my work as I would getting an MBA I'd be just as successful, if not more, but I still yearned for more training. This book was a good supplement. It's not completely actionable - meaning there's no defined curriculum or workbook that accompanies it to put things into motion, but I found the concepts and the suggestions for furthering my knowledge via other resources quite helpful. Josh did a great job narrating too. I always appreciate it when the author reads the story because you can hear their passion for the subject and that draws you in further - in my opinion.

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    Simon Yoder 01-07-16
    Simon Yoder 01-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding Book"
    What did you love best about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

    I read this book upon recommendation of a friend. It brought so much more value than I originally thought that it would!!


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

    Yes, Defintly


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    Juuso 01-03-16
    Juuso 01-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    Book was a really good book. Did cover lot of stuff. Useful as well. It was in conveniently put in to correct sized peaces.

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    Marg Dunnington 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "After reading review had high expectation"
    What would have made The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business better?

    IF he had his MBA


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Non fiction. I chose this book because of the subject, I read the reviews prior to making a choice. Dry material


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His dry presentation and did not agree with his view.


    What character would you cut from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

    The author and narrator


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    Robert Corpus Christi, TX, United States 12-15-15
    Robert Corpus Christi, TX, United States 12-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A Must Read for Business Newbies"
    If you could sum up The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business in three words, what would they be?

    Great Business Primer


    Any additional comments?

    If you are easily intimidated by business, this book will help you get over your fear. Josh Kaufman clearly explains complicated business concepts and makes them easy to understand. It is definitely a must read for anyone who is new to business. If I would've found this book years ago, it would've saved me from 1000 problems I've had over the years. It covers everything from product development to marketing in detail. But most importantly, it defines commonly used business terms in everyday language.


    I highly recommend this book for anyone who is new to business and is struggling to understand it all.

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    John Leonard 12-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not nearly long enough to be considered an MBA"

    Not nearly long enough to be considered an MBA equivalent. Great for exposure to general ideas, but lacks comprehensive details. It's more about encouraging personal business learning.

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