Book Review – The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

The Personal MBA

Title – The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Author – Josh Kaufman

Publisher – Worldly Wisdom Ventures LLC

Summary – The Personal MBA gives a soup to nuts overview of how to manage and improve businesses. However, before you write this book off as another self-promotion for business consulting, read the first few chapters. This section of the book asks some very direct questions and lends guidance to the answer if a given business should be started in the first place. This book is required reading for anyone thinking about starting their own business.

After lending solid advice on if and how a business should be started, the author lends fundamental support to how the business should expand. This is done by lending insight into how people think, decide and develop and assign value. It also details how to identify and move into markets and create and care for a solid customer base. Each moment spent reading this book is time well spent.

Business Takeaway – This book guides the reader to ask and find answers to tough questions and gives a simple explanation to the fundamental principles of business. Arguments are supported by the experience of the author and his personal thirst for knowledge. The book is also supported by an interesting blog and ever expanding recommended reading list. This book and supporting web site will continue serving the entrepreneur well after the book is read.

Personal Takeaway – After reading this book, I realize starting a business may not be as far out of reach as it appears.

This book is available on Amazon.

This book is available at Audible.

About Larry

Larry Lawhead is a passionate Agilest with a love for coaching, mentoring and organizational transformation. Huge fan of the Lean Enterprise, LeSS, Theory of Constraints, systems thinking and of course the Toyota Production System. Avid learner. Deeply influenced by the works of Jeff Sutherland, Eliyahu Goldratt, James Womack, Craig Larman, Faith Fuller, Marita Fridjhobn and countless others. He is likewise a member of the team that brings the Agile Open to the Southern California. Above all else, he loves coaching teams and individuals. He believes creating a safe and empowered place for individuals and self-organized teams to develop brilliant solutions, shared vision, demonstrate compassion and desire to continuously improve brings life’s greatest rewards. Watching clients unfold into a greater sense wholeness, purpose and direction is the miracle coaching enables. This satisfaction leads to continuous self-improvement, curiosity and personal growth that Larry passionately embraces.
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