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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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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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    Philly86 Lafayette Hill, PA, United States 09-14-16
    Philly86 Lafayette Hill, PA, United States 09-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "More like an Associates Degree"

    Not impressed. Pretty basic. Not MBA material. Not worth the time. Suggest skipping this book. Many better ones.

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    Daniel Broodo 09-08-16
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    "One of my best reads on business thus far"

    Really enjoyed listening to this book. Great book for the fundamentals of business, human interaction, and effective habits! Definitely recommend!

    I liked the suggestions for further learning and his insight/tone of reading.

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    Akandu 09-06-16
    Akandu 09-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Coming from an Economics background, I found this book very educational. It really helped break down a few business terms and structures. It was also a great review for understanding the different business processes. I highly recommend this book to anyone no matter your expertise.

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    Hisham 09-03-16
    Hisham 09-03-16
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    "Excellent insight about MBA"

    I think this book is just the start. It is like the table of contents of what you should be reading and educating yourself. I have learned a lot from this book and it is like an eye opener.

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    David Rodriguez 08-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This isn't a book....it's a BIBLE"

    This book is amazing. It has so much content and information, it truly is a book I will visit often. The sections being split up in categories/topics make it very organized and easy to pick up even if away for a while. I also have the physical book and write all sorts of notes in it. The book recommendations he has are also really good.

    Hands down,I must have for any business professional.

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    Katie Saint Paul, MN, United States 08-13-16
    Katie Saint Paul, MN, United States 08-13-16 Member Since 2010
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    "great book. very informative and focused."

    the book focuses on the key areas of business in simple to understand terms and explanations. anyone can learn about the basics of business with this book.

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    JAY H. 08-10-16
    JAY H. 08-10-16
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    "Why waste time & money on a top tier Exec-MBA?"

    Very dense. Each bullet point is a springboard to further studies, unless you're already competent on that point. Also a good refresher across multiplicity of skills required to manage. Reminded of things I knew but had forgotten.

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    Eric 08-08-16
    Eric 08-08-16
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    "This is great!"

    I learned lot of things here. Practical lessons from business operations to strategizing and a lot more business wisdom.

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    John 07-29-16
    John 07-29-16
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    "Concise, informative, and easy to understand"

    Good book, definitely recommend it. Lots of information that I needed and lots of information that confirmed what I knew but was unsure if it applied to me. Thanks Josh.

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    Chester 07-16-16
    Chester 07-16-16
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    "simplifying a complicated world"

    the books is written by a genius whose genuine goal is to let potential business people to learn the world of business in its simplest form yet on point and useful. thanks!

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