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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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    Tara M. North Carolina 11-08-13
    Tara M. North Carolina 11-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Lots of Good Information"
    What did you love best about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

    Broad spectrum of information


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

    I felt that this book had so much useful information that I immediately went out to buy the printed book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luke LA 10-31-13
    Luke LA 10-31-13
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    "A bit of everything. Great knowledge base."
    What made the experience of listening to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business the most enjoyable?

    Personal MBA was enjoyable because Josh Kaufman broke the chapters up into short chapters that were concise and to the point.


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

    The most memorable moments of the book was when I realized that there were so many basics that I wasn't aware of.


    What about Josh Kaufman’s performance did you like?

    He cut right through the minutia.


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

    No it doesn't encourage listening to all of it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book to start with if you want to learn about business in general or if you want to learn how to research deeper into a specific concentration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert North York, Ontario, Canada 10-23-13
    Robert North York, Ontario, Canada 10-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Endlessly useful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely recommend it. It provides the direct to the point FAQ's of all the things you wanted to know or needed to know but didn't have time to ask. Question, Answer and reasonable example. A cheat sheet for success.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There really isn't a character in this format.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Again, no scene in this.


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

    It's a book of tag lines.


    Any additional comments?

    These questions don't apply to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 10-20-13
    Joe SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 10-20-13
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    "Good Business primer, no where near MBA"
    Any additional comments?

    I am in the unique situation to actually attend a lot of very prominent business school (Haas @ Berkely) classes.

    Let me simply say, this book goes no where near the quality or depth of information provided in the classes I sit in on.

    It is a good primer on business, but just that. It doesn't speak on deep MBA topics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William White Plains, New York, United States 10-10-13
    William White Plains, New York, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth the money"
    Any additional comments?

    Author is a bit wordy in some chapters but delivers a lot of information for the money for those of us without a Business Degree.

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    Brandon Crediton, ON, Canada 10-06-13
    Brandon Crediton, ON, Canada 10-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Breaks conventional thinking"
    Where does The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved how he explained the worth of an MBA in these days and it can be made for by reading and learning as you go. I believe in hard work and I believe that the core focus of this book was not to rely on a piece of paper you will pay a lot of money for to bring you happiness.


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    Pete Canberra, Australia 09-14-13
    Pete Canberra, Australia 09-14-13
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    "Very Annoying"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Josh actually has one of the better narrative voices but his over pronunciation of words absolutely drives you crazy in the first few hours. Someone may have had a word to him later in the book because it does ease off but I was very close to not finishing it due to that one small thing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Don't over pronounce words, no need for it.


    Any additional comments?

    Actual material was good and well researched.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. SMYRNA, GEORGIA, United States 09-09-13
    Dr. SMYRNA, GEORGIA, United States 09-09-13
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    "Great Book!! Really informative!"

    This is a really great book that you will definitely be able to apply right away!

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    RLA3 09-08-13
    RLA3 09-08-13
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    Would you listen to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business again? Why?

    Yes! Every three months is the plan.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Josh


    Have you listened to any of Josh Kaufman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not. I hope to in the future.


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

    Yes! But I couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Great for people like me the self learner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Powell, OH, United States 09-03-13
    Amazon Customer Powell, OH, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Information,No Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business to be better than the print version?

    No - this book reads like a textbook. It is difficult to listen to because there are lists of principles and concepts. The information seems well-researched and the author delivered on my expectations for content. There is just very little story line.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Josh Kaufman again?

    Unlikely. I would certainly like to own some of his books in a physical form, but listening to them is very much like hearing someone read a Psychology 101 textbook - interesting, but hard to stay engaged with.


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

    No, the information was too dense to digest in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Solid information that I want to have, just more useful if delivered in a media other than audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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