As a business student in unviersity, I can personally confirm that the education you can give yourself through Josh Kaufman's Personal MBA program is far supperior in terms of content than what is taught in the classroms of business school. This book is absolutely the best place to start if you want to gain business knowledge that works in the real world. After finishing this book, the Personal MBA reading list material will give you all the information you need to give yourself a fantastic business education. Consider this book the foundation to build your business education on. If you've already gotten a business degree, be sure to pick up this book to learn what you weren't taught in the classroom.
I'd just like to reinforce a point that Josh makes. Simply reading this material will not be enough to turn you into a business genius. The real magic happens when you start applying the material and seeing how it works in real life. Personally, I chose to do this by taking a part time job at a start up company. Josh provides all the knowledge you will need to be successful in business, but ultimately, you need to take the initiative and make that knowledge work for you.
If anyone has any doubts that you can give yourself an education better than the one you'd pay tens of thousands of dollars for in university, here's a concrete example of the effectiveness of the Personal MBA. My university recently put on a business competiton to encourage entrepreneurs. It is the biggest annual competition in the school, and awards $5000 to the winner. Dispite being the youngest student competing, with the fewest completed credit hours, I was able to win the competition using only the material I learned from the Personal MBA program.
I am very excited to be launching my business in the upcoming months. The fact that I've already been able to get preorders makes me even more excited. Most of all, I can't wait to continue to learn how to apply the material from the Personal MBA program to my business. I read the Personal MBA last year and can honestly say that without it, I would simply be another business student sitting in the classroom, no different from the hundreds of thousands graduating around the world every year. Don't commoditize yourself like that. Take the initiative, educate yourself, and give yourself the tools you need to differentiate yourself. And there is no better starting point to do that than this book.