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 Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly-line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business.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

Merci Josh pour ce concentre de conseils de qualite pour reussir son business . Tous les aspects sont traites et les idees de Josh vous permettront de mieux comprendre les elements cles qui meneront a bien votre projet..

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Exercice délicat et réussi de synthèse

Le propos du livre est assez ambitieux : délivrer l'essence des concepts qu'on apprend dans un MBA en un seul livre.
Je ne suis pas certain que la valeur d'un MBA soit dans les concepts (mais plutôt dans les réseaux qu'on s'y crée) mais en s'en tenant à la synthèse des modèles et concepts clés de la pensée business, ce livre est très réussi.
C'est un exercice délicat de vulgarisation sans tomber dans le simplisme. Je ne peux pas juger pour tous les modèles exposés mais pour ceux que je connais, ça me semble assez réussi.
En tous cas Josh Kaufman rend tout ça vivant et intéressant. Narration très agréable par l'auteur.

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  • j.k
  • 10/11/2017

Great audio book

A lot of useful tips to apply. Easily understandable even for a non english person.

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Nice summary if you haven’t read anything else

I’m not from US, I do not leave in country that I need to pay more than a mortgage to have title at the uni, and I do not believe we need to pay soo much to have that title. So my perspective of the book is different.

It’s a nice summary of lots of books, and if you haven’t read anything about management and brain it will give you a good start. If you did, you will find yourself skipping sections as you already know this, read this, heard of this. This was my case. I did not expect to get a summary of books. The thing that was interested took like half of one of the chapters. This was a knowledge I was seeking - description of different kind of shortcuts and business keywords.

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  • Jonny
  • 20/01/2013

Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

If you're expecting this to be a substitute for an MBA course, you'll be disappointed, and rightly so. If, however, you are looking for an excellent summary of a great deal of critical business, psychology and marketing concepts, that any aspiring entrepreneur or successful business owner should know, then this is the audiobook to get your hands on.
It's 13 hours, but i'll still be giving it another listen in a few months or so, a testament to it's quality. Highly recommended.

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  • Al
  • 29/05/2013

After a slow start there's some good stuff

What made the experience of listening to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business the most enjoyable?

Minuses - 1) The author starts off with an attack on MBAs and a justification for the book. That is not necessary and doesn't resonate well. I very nearly gave up on it for that reason, so skip the first chapter. 2) This is not anything like an MBA, which is fairly obvious, but I think the title is unnecessarily misleading and should be changed to 'Shortcut to an MBA' or something like that.

Pluses -1) The author has done an enormous amount of good research. 2) He covers a large amount of ground 3) He has some good insights on the topics he covers 4) The author narrates and it comes across really well. 5) There are ongoing online resources.

Overall a good purchase - I bought it on audio and kindle

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  • M. R.
  • 01/10/2012

Good Business Education

Where does The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I bought this for my daughter, but I decided to listen to it and I was suddenly flooded with business ideas!! I'm 53 years old and I am now on the cusp of some great ideas!! Excellent "read"

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

For me, it was the author's prologue on how he got to this point in his own journey. It was inspiring.

What about Josh Kaufman’s performance did you like?

Sounded a bit robotic, but nonetheless, a good narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's 13 hours, so I could not. Plus it's something you need to listen to and then digest.

Any additional comments?

This information is rich; it's valuable. The most important component to any MBA is the student. How hungry are they? You can have all the Harvard and Yale MBAs you want, but unless the individual is proactive,....

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  • ERF000
  • 02/12/2012

Very Good Business Basics Overview

Would you listen to The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business again? Why?

Yes. Plenty of relevant material to educate the business owner (and there staff) with no formal business education.

Very well arranged progression of topics and concepts.

Any additional comments?

Only reason I gave it a 4 star was the completely unnecessary and relevant beginning which goes on much much much too long about how useless a regular MBA is. Skip this, it adds nothing to the content.

The real meat of the book is excellent. I will be buying the hard copy for visual reference to accompany the audiobook.

Would make and excellent base for the developing staff basic business training.

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  • Aaron
  • 01/10/2012

Great Book that Covers the Basics & Provides Refs

This audio book is packed with plenty of useful information on critical business concepts. Additionally, Josh provides a wealth of references that can be used to further investigate a particular concept in more details. Great resource for anyone who runs a small business or is seeking to understand the fundamentals of running a business.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31/10/2012

This is a must Listen

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business?

Chapter 1 first 10 Min, Amazing

Any additional comments?

After the Intro is done and dusted, WOW amazing wealth of knowledge.
Must Listen. I really Enjoyed it.
Skip the Intro! It is an hour of moaning about MBA programs.

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  • Matthew
  • 12/11/2012

Good but grating...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this book for it's functional information.

Would you be willing to try another book from Josh Kaufman? Why or why not?

I would hesitate to try another book by Josh Kaufman, unless it had a different narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Josh Kaufman’s performances?

Unfortunately, his clipped voice and unusual pronunciation made it difficult to concentrate on the otherwise interesting subject matter.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listening to this book is a personal battle between loving the content and trying to tune out the talker.

Any additional comments?

I probably should have gone old-school and bought the printed version, or at least the ebook.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09/10/2018

Don't buy if have a business degree already

If you've attended a good business school (undergraduate degree), this book will not teach you a lot. At least it didn't in my case. In my opinion, what it does is explain all sorts of definitions a bit broader than the original definition itself. It doesn't really have a thorough story, and it's not that easy to follow. The webpage – personalmba.com is a great source of knowledge for further study, and the book can be a good tool for understanding various business definitions if you have close to 0 prior knowledge, but for someone who has attended good undergraduate business program – you won't find many new and original thoughts.

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  • avoidthelloyd
  • 07/02/2013

Good Information Overload

I really got a lot of good practical stuff out of the first part of the book. That part of the book seemed relevant to daily business practice... then most of the rest of the book had good information, but it was about human behavior and behavioral science... this was good info, but not what I wanted the book for. It almost seems like he should have done a separate but related book to cover all that. All of the scientific experiments and results mentioned were interesting, but it was way too much information for what the book implies. However, too much is better than not enough in this case and I would use a credit & recommend to a friend just because of the practical value of the first few hours alone. Hope this helps someone.

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  • ROBERT
  • 20/01/2013

A great reference with a distracting narration

It's rare that I listen to audio book and then run out and buy the dead-tree edition. But I will with this one. This is a reference book that should be on the desk of every entrepreneur or business owner. In clear, simple terms, devoid of buzz words Kaufman lays out everything you need to know about business. It truly is an MBA-lite.

However, as a reference book, it's really not a great listen on your daily commute. Think dictionary-on-tape. Maybe that's a little harsh, but it's not exactly a pot boiler that makes you miss your exit.

My only other complaint is the narration. Ever since listening to William Gibson read "Neuromancer," I've avoided books read by the author, but I decided to make an exception in this case. That was a mistake. Kaufman is no Frank Muller or Scott Brick.

Fantastic content and very useful. I'll be referring to this title again and again.

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  • Diehl, Matthias
  • 10/02/2016

great book that also works perfektly as audio book

speaker = author, who is very enthusiastic about his work. chapters put in digestible pieces. highly recommended.

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  • Benjamin
  • 10/08/2013

Gutes Buch - harte Arbeit

Josh Kaufman beschreibt sich selbst als introvertiert. Er ist offensichtlihc der Typ, der selbst gerne viel liest und sogar gerne Bücher schreibt. Dass das nicht der einzige erfolgreiche Weg ist, ist vielen klar. Wenn man als Einsteiger in einem Großunternehmen von einer Eliteschule kommt, tut man (Josh Kaufman) sich leicht zu behaupten man brauche den hoch angesehenen Abschluss gar nicht. Muss man sich aber mit einem weniger angesehenen Studienabschluss erst einmal beweisen und hocharbeiten, ist besserer Rat gefragt. Gerade in den Großunternehmen unserer Zeit kommt es mehr denn je auf die persönliche Einstellung an. Natürlich ist viel gute Literatur sehr hilfreich, aber eben nicht genug. Mir gefällt z. B. auch noch "Flight Plan" von Brian Tracy - das Buch geht mehr auf die persönliche Einstellung zur Karriere und zum Leben ein. Eine - so meine ich - gute Ergänzung zu "The personal MBA".

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13/12/2017

A good summation

He pulls information from a lot of material I have already read. That being said he does have a lot to say in a short time and if he didn't quote some of the most famous finance and business books in history I'd be disappointed. A good book to start with and refer to later.

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  • elion isufllari
  • 09/09/2017

Fantastic Volume - must read for business people

Great book for business people and whoever wants to grow in every path of their life