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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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A true wealth of information that spreads across the spectrum of business and personal advice to help elevate your overall acumen
This book was well written, sectioned, and narrated. It is a great bit of wisdom and provides great ideas for action...here's to hoping I can implement the lessons! This is a must read for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
I will preface by saying I didn't finish this book. I enjoyed learning a more compact set of rules for starting a business, but the last third of this book focuses on things unrelated to the actual components of running a business. I have read or heard of most of the principles he covers in the last third and was not looking to listen to another few hours of those same principles; I started reading this book to learn more about business and the things I may not know about running one (finances, legal, etc.) since I will not be paying for business school.
This is not to say that others will not enjoy this book. The information is valuable if you haven't heard it before, just don't expect the entirety of this book to only be about business operations.
Narrated well and covered everything i expected it to. haven't done a proper MBA and am so glad I didn't. Thanks Josh.
Excellent. Listening for the second time as soon as I finished it. Way more than just business, this book gives you insight into taking control of your life
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