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The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business [Paperback]

Josh Kaufman
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Book Description

Aug. 28 2012

Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition.

The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.

Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.

True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.

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Finally, here's a GBP10.99 MBA. Well on its way to becoming a business classic. You're pretty much guaranteed to get your money's worth - if not much, much more. -- Jason Hesse Real Business A sterling effort ... a book to be referred to at crucial moments -- Philip Delves Broughton Management Today Cherrypicks the cleverest advice from the most effective business books and condenses it into simple, memorable ideas and tools File this book under: NO EXCUSES. Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Linchpin No matter what they tell you, an MBA is not essential. If you combine reading this book with actually trying stuff, you'll be far ahead in the business game. Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired Few people know how to get things done better than Josh Kaufman. David Allen, author of Getting Things Done Josh Kaufman has synthesized the most important topics in business into a book that truly lives up to its title. It's rare to find complicated concepts explained with such clarity. Highly recommended. Ben Casnocha, author of My Start-Up Life Fundamentals are fundamentals. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an executive at a Fortune 50 company, this book will help you succeed. John Mang, Vice President, Procter & Gamble These concepts really work: I'm booked solid with clients, making eight times more money, feeling far less overwhelmed, and having a lot more fun. If you want to live up to our potential, you can't afford to miss this book. Tim Grahl, Founder and CEO, Out:Think Group A creative, breakthrough approach to business education. I have an MBA from a top business school, and this book helped me understand business in a whole new way. Ali Safavi, Executive Director of International Sales & Distribution, The Walt Disney Company --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Josh Kaufman helps people make more money, get more done, and have more fun. His first book,���The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business, is an international bestseller. He lives in Colorado.

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This book is not a replacement for an MBA. The author contrives an argument to say that MBAs are a waste of money. That's a moot point but is really just a tag to get people to buy the book..

I have an MBA and read the book. Both are valuable but in different ways. This book is not an either/or but 400 pages of insight in a wide range of areas in business. There are no magic "secrets" but well written summaries of established thinking and best practice.

Go buy the book - it's good value. And if you are thinking of an MBA, do it by distance at a top tier school - that's where the smart money goes!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A basic Dictionary for Business Aug. 24 2014
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Kaufman breaks down a typical business into its workstream components and tells you, from a high-level, what each does. For anyone who works in a somewhat-mature business, none of this will be new.

This would be a good book for a younger high-school student figuring out what to do in school, which is somewhat counter to the intent of the book. While I don't have an MBA nor believe I need one, this book definitely isn't a sub for one. It's more of a dictionary for business and explains the various components of one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resrouce Book April 1 2014
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This book is excellent easy to understand in plain language, i am able to understand business needs better! Awesome book
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