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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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    Lorina 04-20-16
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    "Great info, and a super introduction to business!"

    The Personal MBA can truly shorten your learning curve in the area of business. It touches on every major aspect of business. I definitely recommend this book for those who are already busy with business, but haven't gone to business school. In the end the education that truly sticks, is the one you give yourself, and this book is one of the many that can help you on your way to another level in your business skills.

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    Symone 04-18-16
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    "Great supplement for MBA"

    Helped me apply many concepts taught in my MBA program. Pretty dry read in some parts, as expected. I suggest speeding this book up 2.5 to 3x while listening or else it will take you forever and a day to finish.

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    David Yakima, WA, United States 04-12-16
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    "good overview of many business concepts and terms"

    this is a long book and throws a lot of vocabulary at you. the author suggests many othr books to read and summarizes what he got out of them, so that is beneficial. the author does seem very proud of himself and his consulting business.

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    Raoul Nijmegen, Netherlands 04-11-16
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    "You alone can create your life!"

    Just read it and then read the book again! I loved the way the audio was put together, kept it fresh till the last word spoken!

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    Alvaro Ruiz Norwalk, CA, US 03-30-16
    Alvaro Ruiz Norwalk, CA, US 03-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Just what I was looking for. I'm so happy that I purchased this. Save your money and read this book!

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    Neko Israel 03-30-16
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    "Good overview, but not much new"

    As someone who has read a lot of manamgement books and worked in corporations this did not provide many new insights, but it is a very good summary of everything a person should know when starting or managing a small business.

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    "good ready"

    good book to read. I didn't like much the introduction but once you get pass that, the book was a good read.

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    Cyrus California, USA 03-28-16
    Cyrus California, USA 03-28-16
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    "Using the book to study for my MBA"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business to be better than the print version?

    My favorite audio-business book. I have made significant improvements in my time management as a result of what I have learned from Kaufman (including "most important tasks") and I am whizzing through my online MBA. I often cite the book in my course papers.


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    Justin 03-28-16
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    "Unbelievably Good!"

    I am currently reading for my MBA. The material contained has provided the superframework within which i can place all the technical information I am learning from the MBA subject matter. It finally all makes sense. Thanks Josh Kaufman!

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    Robert 03-22-16
    Robert 03-22-16
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    "excellent reference and read"

    I love the principles of self education, especially in lieu of an MBA or pricey schools. Josh has provided tons of resources and a sort of cliff notes on general business ideas and metrics. I love the quick twitter style download of information - small bytes of information. This book I will read again, and keep it close for reference.

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