The Personal MBA

Monday, February 25, 2008

personal mba

I never wanted to own a business. It's true. All the business owners I knew were slaves to their companies - the businesses ended up owning them instead of the other way around. I didn't see that there could be freedom in owning a business and so I didn't want any part of it.

Well here I am today (loving it by the way), and like most entrepreneurs I studied everything except business in school. I was introduced to the Personal MBA website recently and immediately was smitten. It is a great resource for the number crunching, plan writing, strategy developing side of running a business. And for those of you working in an artistic field like I do, you know that we need all the help we can get when it comes to the unglamorous administrative stuff!

Here's what they have to say about themselves:

"The core of the Personal MBA is a list of the very best books the business press has to offer. Some books will give you tools: processes or actions you can apply immediately to improve your life and work. Others will give you ideas: help in envisioning what you and your business are capable of becoming. All of them will give you mental models: useful ways of thinking about the world that you can use to your advantage in a wide variety of situations.

The Personal MBA reading list is the tangible result of hundreds of hours of reading, research, discussion, and evaluation. By reading these books and applying what you learn to your daily life, you will progressively develop a greater understanding of business and increase your effectiveness in the working world. Each book in the list has been selected for a single purpose: to maximize your educational return on invested time."

{originally posted on August 19, 2007}

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