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Unformatted text preview: | iss. 17.05 | i | U | x | + | by Josh Kaufman ChangeThis Not using Adobe Acrobat? Please go to http://changethis.com/content/reader Save to disk [ help ] Hide/Show menus Y 2 MBA The Personal Mastering Business Without Spending a Fortune Business schools don’t have a monopoly on worldly wisdom. If you care more about increasing your eFectiveness at work than a diploma and a few lines on your resume, the Personal MBA is for you. ChangeThis ¡/33 | iss. 17.05 | i | U | x | + | What is the Personal MBa? “¡ You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck Ffty in late charges at the public library.” — Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), Good¡Will¡Hunting The Personal MBA (PMBA) is an experiment in educational entrepreneurism. This manifesto will show you how to substantially increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost, all without setting foot inside a classroom. The PMBA is more fexible than a traditional MBA program, doesn’t involve going into mas- sive debt, and won’t interrupt your income stream For two years. Just set aside some dedi- cated reading time, pick up a good book, learn as much as you can, and go out and make great things happen. it’s all aBout the Books “ If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I’ve gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time.” — Tom Peters “ The di¡erence between where you are today and where you’ll be Fve years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.” — Jim Rohn At the core oF the PMBA is a list oF 42 books and periodicals. By investing time and e¡ort in using these resources, you will progressively develop a greater understanding oF business and increase your e¡ectiveness at work. Even iF you only read a Few, you’ll get a substantial return on your investment. ChangeThis 3/33 | iss. 17.05 | i | U | x | + | thoughts on traditional MBa PrograMs “ Whatever be the qualifcations oF your tutors, your improvement must chie¡y depend on yourselves. They cannot think or labor For you, they can only put you in the best way oF thinking and laboring For yourselves. IF thereFore you get knowledge you must acquire it by your own industry. You must Form all conclusions and all maxims For yourselves, From premises and data collected and considered by yourselF. And it is the great object oF [our educational institutions] to remove every bias the mind may be under, and to give the greatest scope For true Freedom oF thinking.” — Joseph Priestly, Dedication oF New College, London, 1794. The debate concerning the value of traditional MBA programs is long and involved, and this manifesto won’t close the issue....
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