The Personal MBA

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
ISBN: 9781591845577
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 And most of it is spent on PowerPoint presentations and outdated financial models, rather than learning what it takes to run a real business.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 Personal MBA

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141971096
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book, The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman, gives you everything you need to transform your business, your career or your working life forever. An MBA at a top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and cold, hard cash. And if you don't want to work for a consulting firm or an investment bank, the chances are it simply isn't worth it. Josh Kaufman is the rogue professor of modern business education. Feted by everyone from the business media to Seth Godin and David Allen, he's torn up the rulebook and given thousands of people worldwide the tools to teach themselves everything they need to know. The Personal MBA teaches simple mental models for every subject that's key to commercial success. From the basics of products, sales & marketing and finance to the nuances of human psychology, teamwork and creating systems, this book distils everything you need to know to take on the MBA graduates and win. 'File this book under: NO EXCUSES' Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Linchpin 'Well on its way to becoming a business classic. You're pretty much guaranteed to get your money's worth - if not much, much more' Jason Hesse, Real Business 'Josh Kaufman has synthesized the most important topics in business into a book that truly lives up to its title. It's rare to find complicated concepts explained with such clarity. Highly recommended' Ben Casnocha, author of My Start-Up Life Josh Kaufman is an acclaimed blogger and consultant who helps people improve their business skills. He previously worked at Proctor & Gamble. Since 2005 Josh has been helping people learn about business without remortgaging their lives through his website, www.PersonalMBA.co

The First 20 Hours

Author: Josh Kaufman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670921939
Format: PDF
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Josh Kaufman, bestselling author of The Personal MBA, is back with his new book, The First Twenty Hours, to teach readers how to learn anything... fast! 'Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will' -Seth Godin Pick up any new skill in just 20 hours... Want to learn to paint, play the piano, launch a business, fly a plane? Then pick up this book and set aside twenty hours to go from knowing nothing to performing like a pro. That's it. Josh Kaufman, author of international bestseller The Personal MBA, has developed this brilliant approach to mastering anything fast. You'll learn how to: • Focus energy on acquiring key skill sets • Eliminate obstacles and discover critical tools • Create rapid feedback loops • Work against the clock to get better fast With examples ranging from writing a web program to learning an instrument to picking up windsurfing, Kaufman shows how to break complexity into simple tasks, make the very best of your limited time and solve unexpected problems. In The First 20 Hours you'll learn how to acquire any skill in record time - and have a lot of fun along the way. 'After reading this, you'll be ready to take on any number of skills and make progress on that big project you've been putting off for years' Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

Self Study MBA

Author: Nathaniel Max Rock
Publisher: Team Rock Press
ISBN: 1599800632
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Are you an employee who desires to be an owner? If you owned your company, could you work less and grow profits even more? Are you producing massive profits for your company and no one seems to notice? If you answer "Yes!" to these questions, then this Self Study MBA is for you. Are you an owner who desires to hold on to your best employees and help them become even more productive? Are a few value (profit) producing employees carrying the weight of the many average employees? Want a method of promoting the stars and either fixing or moving out the non-value producing employees? If you answer "Yes!" to these questions, then this Self Study MBA is for you. Find a book preview at Google Books and on SelfStudyMBA.com Self Study MBA is not an accredited course but a self study business program for the purpose of encouraging readers to produce more profit and growth within business ventures. There are no prerequisite degree requirements nor are there any formal graduation requirements. Self Study MBA is a self-guided program which places the burden of learning on the shoulders of the participating student (as it should be). Self Study MBA and its author make many references to current and past business books, authors and ideas. Self Study MBA and its author make no claims as to endorsements by these entities and is not affiliated with these entities.

My Start Up Life

Author: Ben Casnocha
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787997151
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 Ten Day MBA 4th Ed

Author: Steven A. Silbiger
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780062199577
Format: PDF
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Steven Silbiger's international bestseller, The Ten-Day MBA, has already helped thousands master the skills taught at America's top-ten business schools—and at a fraction of the time and staggering cost that acquiring an MBA typically demands. This newly revised fourth edition contains the most up-to-date information available for understanding the intricacies of today's complex global business world. Distilling the material contained in most popular business courses presently offered at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia—including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, real estate, and all the latest topics—this invaluable volume will teach you how to: Read and understand financial statements Draft and adopt effective and comprehensive marketing plans Comprehend accounting rules and methods Manage your relationship with your boss Develop corporate strategies Understand the present value concept Use quantitative techniques to evaluate projects Value stock, bond, and option investments Interpret the language of business law Master the most-used MBA jargon . . . and more The information, the expertise, and the confidence you need for success are all in the pages of this remarkable book—at the rate of one easy-to-follow chapter per day.

The Personal MBA

Author: Olivia Henderson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503174344
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 1422131823
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.