I am an avid reader of business books, reading at least one most every week. Since I have read so many, I have become quite picky with business books.
Most business books follow the same recipe: Do a survey of a bunch of rich millionaires, pick out some things that they all do similarly, and then write an entire book about the research that presents the similarity as a “secret of the wealthy.” It’s old.
So, I was intrigued by the premise for this book–the information covered in an entire MBA program distilled down to a single book. The author never received an MBA, though. He merely read all the information presented in most MBA programs and then shared the notes from his study.
In all, the book was worth reading. That means something since I have a pile of “unreadable” business books that I never finished because the content was sub-par.
Most of the principles presented in the book were familiar to me, but as I heard them with examples of how the principles could be implemented in a business, I came up with several new thoughts of things I could implement in my small online business.
In short, The Personal MBA is a good book for those who want to learn the basics of business and economic principles without the six-figure degree.