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The Real-Life MBA Audiobook

The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career

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Publisher's Summary

The business titans and number-one New York Times best-selling authors of Winning return with a modern, essential guide for everyone in business today - and tomorrow - that explores the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career.

In the decade since their blockbuster international best seller Winning was published, Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into business, traveling the world; consulting to organizations of every size and in every industry; speaking before hundreds of audiences; working closely with entrepreneurs from Mumbai to Silicon Valley; and, in 2010, starting their own fully accredited online MBA program, which now has approximately 1,000 students enrolled. Over the same timeframe, Jack has advised more than 75 companies through private equity and dozens more in a senior advisory role at IAC. Now Jack and Suzy Welch draw on their experiences to address the biggest problems facing modern management - and offer pragmatic solutions to overcome them.

Going beyond theories, concepts, and ideologies, they tackle the real stuff of work today. When you get down to it, they argue, winning in business is all about mastering the gritty, inescapable, make-or-break, real-life dilemmas that define the new economy, the old economy, and everything in between. Work is a grind. We just got whacked. My boss is driving me nuts. I'm stuck in career purgatory. My team has lost its mojo. IT is holding us hostage. Our strategy is outdated the day we launch it. We don't know what our Chinese partners are talking about. We're just not growing. These are some of the day-to-day issues the Welches take on. Coupled with Jack's years of iconic leadership and Suzy's insights as former editor of the Harvard Business Review, their new database of knowledge infuses The Real-Life MBA with fresh, relevant stories and equally powerful solutions that every manager at any level can use right now.

©2015 Jack and Suzy Welch (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ernesto V. 06-30-15
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    "Good for beginners"

    I would recommend this book to someone who has no or very little knowledge about business. Good read, but don't expect anything extraordinary.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 06-15-15
    Dean 06-15-15 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "Selling yourself the welch way"

    Overall the book is a promotion of today's keep up with the trends tome with several seeming product specific comments (dare I say commercials) in the first half of the book. It would make ok copy for distribution at one of their speaking engagements.

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    Wesley Bauer 06-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Everyone Will Gain Something From This Book"
    Where does The Real-Life MBA rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the better business books I have listened to. It truly clarified several aspects of business that are critical. Instead of writing a long review I would just encourage you to listen to to the book. It's definitely worth your time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Real-Life MBA?

    Part One - Its about the Game -
    Chapter 1 - Taking the Grind out of the Game
    Chapter 2- Getting Whacked and Getting Better
    Chapter 3 - You Gotta Have Growth
    Chapter 4 - Globalization - “It’s Complicated”
    Chapter 5 - Fear of Finance no More
    Chapter 6 - What to Make of Marketing
    Chapter 7 - Crisis Management
    Part 2 - It’s About the Team
    Chapter 8 - Leadership 2.0
    Chapter 9 - Building a “Wow” Team
    Chapter 10 - Geniuses / Tramps / Thieves
    Part III Its ABOUT YOU
    Chapter 11: What Should I Do With My Life?
    Chapter 12: Getting Unstuck
    Chapter 13: It Ain’t Over Until it is Over


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    Great narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every Chapter added value.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    NoviceScuba 07-23-15
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    "Like having a mentor in a book!"

    A practical, straight-forward guide to career management and business. It's like a mentor in a book!

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    George Pacific Palisades, CA, United States 05-06-15
    George Pacific Palisades, CA, United States 05-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Worth the read"

    As a listener of about 80 books in this zone it has a few good nuggets to add to your brain. Winning is still my favorite from Jack and Good to Great by Jim Collins is always the top pick for this subject.

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    gmonkey STAFFORD, VA United States 09-09-15
    gmonkey STAFFORD, VA United States 09-09-15
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    "7 hour drive"

    After 30 years of leadership experiences I was refreshed by a very pragmatic and positive reminder of what I know, what I knew, and what had been forgotten. Read the book and listened to the audio as reinforcement. Outstanding

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    Samir Ahmed Mohamed Saad 08-27-15
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    "Eye Opener in 6 hours"

    Excellent narration. Convincing arguments. Well structured thought trail. Exciting and essential topics. Difinitely a PULL.

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    Krish 08-06-15
    Krish 08-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very cool providing life insights"

    I enjoyed listening to this wonderful book. There are many take away a that will help shape my next moves

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wyn D. Steckbauer Oshkosh, WI 08-01-15
    Wyn D. Steckbauer Oshkosh, WI 08-01-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Worth it!"

    Well read. There is gold in this book so maybe it should garner 5 stars but I wanted more depth in some areas. Again, maybe that's a testament to the book.

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    Steve 07-18-15
    Steve 07-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Listened to this book 11 times now"

    It is the best I have ever listened to. An absolute must for any and every career. Listen or read it over and over and you will get something new with every pass!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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