The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume

Josh Kaufman


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From the basics of products, sales & marketing and finance to the nuances of human psychology, teamwork and creating systems, this book distils what you need to know to take on the MBA graduates and win. It teaches simple mental models for every subject that's key to commercial success.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Self-Education in Business: Kaufman advocates for self-education and argues that a traditional business school education isn't the only path to understanding business fundamentals. He encourages individuals to learn independently and effectively.

  2. Understanding Business Essentials: The book covers fundamental concepts in various areas of business, including marketing, finance, operations, sales, and strategy, providing a comprehensive overview of how these aspects function in the business world.

  3. Value Creation: The concept of value creation lies at the heart of any successful business. Kaufman emphasizes that businesses exist to create value for customers and explains how this fundamental principle drives profitability.

  4. Decision Making and Problem-Solving: The book highlights the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving skills in making sound business decisions. It provides frameworks and methods for approaching and solving complex problems.

  5. Marketing and Customer Acquisition: Kaufman discusses effective marketing strategies, emphasizing the significance of understanding customer needs, communicating value, and building relationships to acquire and retain customers.

  6. Financial Literacy: Understanding financial statements, cash flow, and basic accounting principles is crucial for anyone involved in business. The book simplifies financial concepts and helps readers grasp the essentials of finance.

  7. Productivity and Efficiency: Kaufman touches on productivity hacks and efficiency improvements, stressing the importance of optimizing processes and time management to achieve better results.

  8. Leadership and Management: Effective leadership and management are essential for business success. The book offers insights into leadership styles, team management, and organizational behavior.

  9. Strategy Development: Developing a robust business strategy is critical. Kaufman introduces various strategic frameworks and explains how to formulate and execute business strategies effectively.

  10. Continuous Learning: The concept of continuous learning is highlighted throughout the book. Kaufman encourages readers to be lifelong learners, constantly seeking new knowledge and skills to adapt to a dynamic business environment.

Language English
ISBN-10 0670919535
ISBN-13 9780670919536
No of pages 496
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Penguin Books
Published Date 25 Sep 2020

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Author : Josh Kaufman

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