Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Success Tools - The Personal MBA

A superb collection of 42 books and periodicals has been gathered at The Personal MBA by Josh Kauffman, one of whose websites is here .

Kauffman is a recent business school graduate who has put together an awesome collection of sources which he suggests can give a diligent reader a strong dose of knowledge quite similar to that of an MBA. Kauffman has selected these books with an eye to 5 criteria:

  • Valuable Content
  • Acceptable Time Commitment
  • Self-Learning friendly
  • Reference Value
  • Comprehensive set of resources

A number of his selections are favorites of Warren Buffett and his Berkshire sidekick Charlie Munger. Overall, this collection is a welcome “foot in the door” of some of the more arcane areas of MBA-ship such as corporate finance and accounting, along with fascinating selections on marketing, strategy, negotiation and lots more.

Kauffman’s site has a well-conceived forum that keys off of the book list and appears to be populated by some really bright thinkers.

This list and site are first-class all the way.


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