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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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I felt that this book had so much useful information that I immediately went out to buy the printed book.
Personal MBA was enjoyable because Josh Kaufman broke the chapters up into short chapters that were concise and to the point.
The most memorable moments of the book was when I realized that there were so many basics that I wasn't aware of.
He cut right through the minutia.
No it doesn't encourage listening to all of it in one sitting.
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.
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.
There really isn't a character in this format.
Again, no scene in this.
It's a book of tag lines.
These questions don't apply to this book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't over pronounce words, no need for it.
Actual material was good and well researched.
Yes! Every three months is the plan.
I have not. I hope to in the future.
Yes! But I couldn't.
Great for people like me the self learner.
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.
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.
No, the information was too dense to digest in one sitting.
Solid information that I want to have, just more useful if delivered in a media other than audio.
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