We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business Audiobook

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (4181 )
5 star
 (2266)
4 star
 (1145)
3 star
 (463)
2 star
 (193)
1 star
 (114)
Overall
4.2 (3548 )
5 star
 (1844)
4 star
 (972)
3 star
 (466)
2 star
 (164)
1 star
 (102)
Story
4.3 (3574 )
5 star
 (1918)
4 star
 (993)
3 star
 (434)
2 star
 (139)
1 star
 (90)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Zig 04-18-17
    Zig 04-18-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Inspiring and surprising!"

    Awesome and surprising book with great coverage of self management, life goals, etc. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get their shit together!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kristina 04-03-17
    Kristina 04-03-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    " good "

    it was a great overview of business and entrepreneurship . encouraging and motivational for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adam 03-20-17
    Adam 03-20-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Start Here"

    I have read over 30 self-improvement and business books in the last 2 years. My advice to others embarking on that same journey. Start here. This book provides context to the various objectives of other self-improvement book. Thanks Josh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ram Lee Kendrick 03-18-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!"

    With over 1700 physical books in my personal library (and 300 eBooks and audiobooks), The Personal MBA is one of the best business books I've both read and listened to. It serves as a timeless guide not just for success in business, but for life. Recommended for anyone who wants to know what it truly takes to be successful, and how to do it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dominic 03-17-17
    Dominic 03-17-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So much information"

    Great book! Has answered a lot of questions about business that I've had over the years. After reading this book anyone would be fired up to start their own company or better an existing company they work for. Kaufman simply explains the ins and outs of business in plain English and in easy to read short segments. A must for anyone that has business ideas they want to try out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-08-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good refresher or starting point"

    If you're thinking about getting an MBA definitely read this first so you understand the cost benefit analysis. The book includes a high level over view of many of the topics you'll learn about in grad school and includes resources for further studying. it is not a stand in for school or for learning more of a guide to get you started on the many diverse topics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-04-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    "Excellent overview of business"

    Excellent book! It's educational and very content dense. I learned a lot about business topics, and he refers you to other books if you want to learn more about a particular topics such as marketing or business psychology.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Demetrius Office 03-04-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome Book!"

    There were many concepts that helped me explore new parameters of my business. Well worth listening multiple times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. VISHNU 03-01-17
    A. VISHNU 03-01-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it."

    Loved listening to it. I'll definitely come back to listen again, maybe several times, during my entrepreneurial journey. Thanks Josh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Smiles McCray 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "As Promised"

    Simple, intensive, easy to understand and follow. Great starter book for those interested in business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.