The Personal MBA - Josh Kaufman

The Personal MBA

By Josh Kaufman

  • Release Date: 2010-12-30
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 3.5
From 157 Ratings


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 Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations.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.


  • Interesting book

    By neriuzas
    Good book, a lot of necessary information
  • Another overpriced ibook

    By macwise7
    This currently costs around 30% more then the hardcover edition — that's unacceptable. I will not buy this book AT ALL until it is reasonably priced for digital or as an audiobook.
  • On Point

    By Self Starter
    Currently enrolled in EMBA and wanted a little extra reading. Josh Kaufman's analysis is surprisingly simple. Been in management for over 10 years and a lot of what he describes, as simple as it may seem, is on point. A good supplemental read.
  • False advertising

    By L3vi
    This book was great at the start, after buying it I was shocked how it went from a great read to being more bullet point, don't cross the street without looking both ways type of BS book. Save your money.