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The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume Paperback – 25 September 2020
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- Publisher : Penguin (25 September 2020); Penguin Random House
- Language : English
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670919535
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670919536
- Reading age : 12 years and up
- Item Weight : 341 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
- Importer : Penguin Random House
- Packer : Penguin Random House
- Best Sellers Rank: #530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 19 January 2023
If you want a good job with higher pay and don't have to borrow from a bank to get it, then it's ok to get an MBA.
Or if you want to have an MBA to get higher pay than your current job pays, but have to borrow to pay the tuition fees then it's not recommended to pursue an MBA. [seriously tough to digest the truth].
He gives a valid reason that if you borrowed it against the advice then be ready to donate your 10 years of life to repay the loan that you took to complete an MBA. which will not let you make critical decisions in your life, during those 10 years , and might make you stick to the job that you got from your university time. (he gives a lot of examples in the book to justify it)
Or if you want to get an MBA to start your own business just to learn how a business works then just forget it and start to build the business that you thought of.
Without any degree just do the market research for your product and grow it which is explained in simple terms in the book and will help immensely in your journey.
learn the basics of how to create value and market it and then sell it with a profit margin and try to sustain the business and improve the system from this book, my two cents. If possible gift a new copy to others if you find people stuck in a similar black hole.
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 2 April 2022
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After that though it does have some great content. In some cases it's simply explaining what you may already know but in a way you've never thought about before. For example, different types of things you can sell may seem very obvious but it will covers these in much more granularity... It's something about reading someone else describe these things which makes it a lot more clearer and lets you see it from every angle.
I generally quite happy with the book, just think he should've skipped on congratulating himself at the beginning. It would probably put off a lot of people.
In the meat of it, the book does a good job defining what a business is and how it functions. It introduces many key concepts and frameworks that would help any entrepreneur or manager build and run a successful business. Surprisingly, a hefty chunk of the book is dedicated to personal self-development. As far as self-help texts go, it’s a good one though.
A traditional MBA is expensive, old-fashioned, and unnecessary for all but a few select professions. Even I have to admit that most of what he says is true, but I don’t in any way regret getting my MBA. There are a few extra perks mixed into the traditional MBA that you can’t get in a book, including networking resources, public speaking and professional writing practice, and direct access to experts (professors).
However, this book is not an MBA, it may help people that have very little knowledge about business (and I mean like absolutely 0 knowledge) but, other than that, it's a waste of time and money. It's very superficial, it doesn't go in any detail about the topics that it covers, it just gives some definitions. It's useless if you know the basics of business.
two sentence reviews of lots of mediocre popular self-help books
glad i wasted 99 pence so i didnt have to listen and could delete saving 12 hours of his crap. avoid like the plague.