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Practical ideas from the best brains in business.

This is a sharp, jargon-free guide to the core curriculum of an MBA program. MBA in a Book shows how to master the big ideas of business and use them in a practical way to build and enhance career success.

Great business thinkers, such as Michael Porter, Rosabeth Kanter, and Bill George of Harvard Business School; Paul Argenti of the Tuck School at Dartmouth; Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale; Peter Senge of MIT; the entrepreneur and inventor Dean Kamen; and the financial innovator Michael Milken are just a few of the best brains in business, providing the intellectual nourishment that will help you play the game of business at the highest level.

©2009 Glen Rifkin (P)2009 Random House

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  • Jan
  • Naestved, Denmark
  • 09-01-09

Must have the wrong book

This book is not what is promised to be "a sharp, jargon-free guide to the core curriculum of an MBA program". This is a collection of articles with no obvious connection to the MBA curriculum exept from being written by prominent scientists and researchers. Example: The first two is about adwances in medical research??? Waste of time.

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Not Bad

A bit misleading. Definitely not an MBA in a book. But, if really interested in business and business strategy you might like this book. There are some sections that provide some good insight into corporate governance and operations. I especially enjoyed the communications sections.

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  • urvois
  • esquibien, France
  • 07-23-11

thinking

i did enjoy this first part , i found the mind of a critical thinker, this, I truly love
looking forward to the part 2

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  • Nikko
  • stillwater, OK, USA
  • 07-27-09

Loads of Advice.

Lacking in technical knowledge, but still worth the buy. Great for rookies.

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  • Shorty
  • 03-21-17

Wasn't great...

MBA in a book. Sounds like it might be a MBA in a book doesn't it but it isn't. The first half was ok, I thought it might be warming up and start to hit some pearls of wisdom and theory behind a mba but it doesn't. One chapter is about dealing with press journalists, which is a bit niche. The last 45 minutes was name dropping all of the contributors which is just bore......ing! I never name drop, not after the Queen told me to stop. Try 'the personal mba' if you are interested in business tips, it's much more focused.