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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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    E Shane Cosby 09-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great resource!"

    long but worth the time, especially when you compare the alternative. methods for acquiring these insights

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    snowsummer 09-01-15
    snowsummer 09-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well said"

    Josh did a great job of writing and narrating this book. I rely on this and additional references to obtain self education that I plan to use for a successful business in the future. It's also great information for my current position with a large company.

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    Kris Whalley 08-26-15
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    "Feel I knew a lot of it"

    I've never been to business school but just from being out doing things in life trying to find something that works I feel this book in ways was what it tried not to be. He repeated him self often name dropped a lot and told me concepts I feel im ready knew so why did I like it this guy understands the things I am most of us know better than we do he will break it down and really help you get a grasp on some real fundamental concepts

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    marco 08-04-15
    marco 08-04-15
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    "Excellent book!!"

    An in depth, well organized and extreamly well delivered study of the systems and mechanics that compile the " world of bisuness" as we know it.

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    MyRega 08-02-15
    MyRega 08-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "inferiority complex
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    Wow, the author has such an odd complex about never getting his graduate degree, it swamps the first several hours of the book. He drones on about the cost of graduate school and how all you really need to do is read books, saying that it is a great gift to not persue a masters degree. He misses the bigger point that grad school's goals are not just a diploma but also an incredible platform for networking with high performing individuals, leading researchers in your chosen field, a venue where you can converse, argue, and explore ideas and concepts that one is unlikely to experience outside higher education. Strangely he does not discount an undergrad degree (which he has) which seems incongruous since, if all you need to do is read books, the same approach must be fine for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. This MBA book is good, certainly not groundbreaking and has decent concepts that are both proven over time, and certainly not innovative.

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    Jason Poore Atlanta GA 07-30-15
    Jason Poore Atlanta GA 07-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Business Book"

    one of the best business books I have ever listened to. it's a complete business overview

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    Brian Rexburg, ID, United States 07-29-15
    Brian Rexburg, ID, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book full of knowledge"

    I really liked listening to this book. There were a few moments where things seemed really elementary, though it was good to review the information. Great narrator as well.

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    Dejan Djokovic 07-08-15
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    "Inspiring thoughts"

    This book was so inspiring and made me think about all the things I do in life the way I do them. I definitely recommend this to anyone wants to be inspired and have their own business.

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    Keenan Burke-pitts 07-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the greatest non-fiction books I've ever read"

    I've listened through this a few times because there is so much valuable information that Josh Kaufman has synthesized in the book.

    He has an uncanny ability to simplify the principles of business so that anyone can gain insight about how to improve themselves and their life.

    Not only is this an incredible reference for business but it also, in my opinion, has all of the substance of the "self-help" industry without any of the fluff to improve ones life where they see fit.

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    P. Crews 06-16-15
    P. Crews 06-16-15
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    "Couldn't finish"

    The narration and content were not interesting enough to keep my attention. Too many lists to keep track of in an audio book. Content was not deep enough to be interesting or useful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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