The Personal Mba

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101446089
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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 Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations.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.

The Personal Mba

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
ISBN: 9781591845577
Size: 32.86 MB
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Sharing the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more, the creator of PersonalMBA.com shows readers how to master the fundamentals, hone their business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition.

The Personal Mba

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670919519
Size: 58.76 MB
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'No matter what they tell you, an MBA is not essential. If you combine reading this book with actually trying stuff, you'll be far ahead in the business game' KEVIN KELLY, FOUNDING EXECTIVE EDITOR OF WIRED Are you searching for your next challenge? Are you tempted to go to business school? Before you do, save your money and read The Personal MBA. Getting an MBA takes two years of your life. And most of it is spent on PowerPoint presentations and outdated financial models, rather than learning what it takes to run a real business. The Personal MBA distils the most valuable lessons of the finest business school and the best business books of all time into simple, memorable ideas and tools. This book is all you need to learn the fundamentals of business. Master concepts such as the Iron Law of the Market and the twelve forms of value, and discover exactly how to apply them to transform your career. 'After you've read The Personal MBA, you won't be open to people telling you that you're not smart enough, not insightful enough or not learned enough to do work that matters. Josh Kaufman takes you on a tour of the key ideas in business' SETH GODIN, AUTHOR OF PURPLE COW AND LINCHPIN

The First 20 Hours

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623047
Size: 17.60 MB
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Forget the 10,000 hour rule— what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills—time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare? Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of prac­ticing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . . In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition— how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct com­plex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By complet­ing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the meth­ods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard key­board, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the sim­ple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: Fig­ure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompo­nents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first. Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice. Create fast feedback loops: Getting accu­rate, real-time information about how well you’re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve. Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chain­saws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.

Ten Day Mba The Rev

Author: Steven Silbiger
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688137881
Size: 52.43 MB
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Steven Silbiger has distilled the material of the ten most popular business schools in order to teach readers the language of business. At the rate of one easy-to-understand chapter a day, this book will enable readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and, most importantly, acquire the confidence and expertise needed to get ahead in the competitive business world.

My Start Up Life

Author: Ben Casnocha
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787997151
Size: 62.65 MB
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Ben Casnocha discovered he was entrepreneur at age 12 and hasn't slowed down since. In this remarkably instructive book, Ben dissects the entrepreneurship "gene," explaining that everyone has inherited it if they have an idea to make the world a better place. In Casnocha's case, he found a better way for city governments to communicate with constituents on the Web. Six years later, Comcate has dozens of municipal clients, a growing staff, and a record of excellence. This book is the story of his start-up, but also a conversation with his mentors, clients and fellow entrepreneurs about how to make a business idea work?and how to have the time of your life trying. From Pat Lencioni to Marc Benioff of salesforce.com, Ben has won over the best and brightest of the business world?now it's your turn!

The Personal Mba

Author: Olivia Henderson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503174344
Size: 24.88 MB
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Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business or other organization. The entrepreneur develops a business model, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure. Entrepreneurship operates within an entrepreneurship ecosystem. Contents: Preface 8 1 What Are Interpersonal Skills and Why Are They Important to Entrepreneurs? 10 1.1 What are Interpersonal Skills? 10 1.2 Soft Skills: A Topic of Study and Consideration Throughout History 10 1.3 How Does Developing Your Interpersonal Skills Make You a Better Entrepreneur? 11 1.4 Key Points From Chapter 1 12 1.5 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 1 13 1.6 Answers to Quiz for Chapter 1 15 2 Communication Skills That Set Business Leaders Apart 17 2.1 Why Are Communication Skills Important for a Business Owner? 17 2.2 Active Listening and How It Can Boost Your Sales 19 2.3 Common Barriers to Communication 26 2.4 Body Language: What People Are REALLY Saying 28 2.5 How to Communicate Effectively through Multi-Media Outlets 33 2.6 Key Points from Chapter 2 38 2.7 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 2 38 2.8 Answers to Quiz from Chapter 2 40 3 Public Speaking Tips for Business Leaders 42 3.1 Be Prepared 42 3.2 Stay Positive 43 3.3 Tell 'Em a Story 44 3.4 Don't be Self-Conscious 45 3.5 Seek Professional Help 45 3.6 Key Points from Chapter 3 45 3.7 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 3 46 3.8 Answers to Quiz from Chapter 3 47 4 Winning Persuasion and Negotiating Skills 49 4.1 Winning Persuasion Tactics for Business Management 49 4.2 Build Stronger Relationships as You Negotiate 52 4.3 Key Points from Chapter 4 55 4.4 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 4 56 4.5 Answers to Quiz from Chapter 4 57 5 The Assertive Entrepreneur: How to Be Heard in Business 59 5.1 Assertion vs. Aggression 59 5.2 Timing 59 5.3 Word Choice 61 5.4 Assertive Body Language 61 5.5 Clarity 62 5.6 Key Points from Chapter 5 62 5.7 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 5 63 5.8 Answers to Quiz from Chapter 5 65 6 Resolving Conflict 66 6.1 Conflict Resolution in The Workplace 66 6.2 Learn and Practice Assertive Communication Skills 66 6.3 Establish Healthy Boundaries 67 6.4 Seek First to Understand 67 6.5 Key Points from Chapter 6 68 6.6 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 6 68 6.7 Answers to Quiz from Chapter 6 70 Executive Education-170x115-B2.indd 1 18-08-11 15:13 7 Be a Source of Inspiration 72 7.1 Integrity 73 7.2 Empathy in the Workplace 73 7.3 Validate Emotions 73 7.4 Be Part of the Solution 74 7.5 Key Points from Chapter 7 74 7.6 Quiz - Reviewing Concepts From Chapter 7 74 7.7 Answers to Quiz from Chapter 7 76 Resources 78

Financial Intelligence For Entrepreneurs

Author: Karen Berman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422119157
Size: 70.92 MB
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Using the groundbreaking formula they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance specifically for entrepreneurial managers. Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover: Why the assumptions behind financial data matter - What income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements really reveal - How to use ratios to assess your venture's financial health - How to calculate return on your investments in your enterprise - Ways to use financial information to do your own job better - How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with colleagues, partners, and employees-- and fully understand how to use financial data to make better decisions for your business.

Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You Ve Got

Author: Jay Abraham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312284541
Size: 36.50 MB
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A consultant to some of America's leading corporations shares key insights and ideas on how to supercharge one's business and career, explaining how to create and develop new opportunities for wealth in any business, enterprise, or venture. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Life After College

Author: Jenny Blake
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762446056
Size: 49.67 MB
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Just graduated? Feeling a little lost? Life After College is like a portable life coach, giving you straightforward guidance on maneuvering the real world--along with tips, inspiration, and exercises for getting you where you want to go. Congrats, you've graduated! You have your whole life ahead of you. Do you feel overwhelmed? Unsure? Deluged with information, but no real plan? Jenny Blake's Life After College gives you practical, actionable advice, helping you to navigate every area of your life--from work, money, dating, health, family, and personal growth--to help you see the big picture. It will get you focusing on your goals, dreams, and highest aspirations so that you can create the life you really want. Now in a repackaged edition!