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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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Outstanding Book

What did you love best about The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

I read this book upon recommendation of a friend. It brought so much more value than I originally thought that it would!!

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

Yes, Defintly

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Good book

Book was a really good book. Did cover lot of stuff. Useful as well. It was in conveniently put in to correct sized peaces.

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After reading review had high expectation

What would have made The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business better?

IF he had his MBA

What do you think your next listen will be?

Non fiction. I chose this book because of the subject, I read the reviews prior to making a choice. Dry material

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His dry presentation and did not agree with his view.

What character would you cut from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

The author and narrator

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  • Robert
  • Corpus Christi, TX, United States
  • 12-15-15

A Must Read for Business Newbies

If you could sum up The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business in three words, what would they be?

Great Business Primer

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If you are easily intimidated by business, this book will help you get over your fear. Josh Kaufman clearly explains complicated business concepts and makes them easy to understand. It is definitely a must read for anyone who is new to business. If I would've found this book years ago, it would've saved me from 1000 problems I've had over the years. It covers everything from product development to marketing in detail. But most importantly, it defines commonly used business terms in everyday language.<br/><br/><br/>I highly recommend this book for anyone who is new to business and is struggling to understand it all.

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Not nearly long enough to be considered an MBA

Not nearly long enough to be considered an MBA equivalent. Great for exposure to general ideas, but lacks comprehensive details. It's more about encouraging personal business learning.

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worthwhile read

the author was easy to listen to and understand. I was disappointed the book ended, will listen to again

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  • John
  • New York
  • 12-03-15

Awesome content. Really enjoyed this audiobook!

Loved listening to this book. Really great content that is applicable regardless of the field of business you are involved in.

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All encompassing

A true wealth of information that spreads across the spectrum of business and personal advice to help elevate your overall acumen

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Gets to the point.

Though you won't master business administration with this book alone, it accomplishes exactly what it set out to do: give a relatively detailed overview of all you need.

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Very good book!<br />

I learned a lot. Amazing book. Should have part 2. I had a lots of fun.