The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman Book Review

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One of the best books i have read so for is the The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman  this is not only a MBA book but and overall self improvement book which shows how to work with other people and working with your self .The author has explained everything in simple layman term and all the chapters for his book is on his blog  the author also shares his personal life experience which give us the insight of all the things this is the reason its #1 International Bestseller sold Over 300,000 Copies Worldwide

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What I have learned from the Personal MBA

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I will try to keep it short there are so many things to learn but these are the thing which i liked 🙂

  • Business Creation 

Every successful business (1) creates or provides something of value that (2) other people want or need (3) at a price they’re willing to pay, in a way that (4) satisfies the purchaser’s needs and expectations and (5) provides the business sufficient revenue to make it worthwhile for the owners to continue operation.

  • The iteration cycle 

For proof, consider any artistic masterpiece. Beneath the finished surface of the Mona Lisa, you’ll find layer upon layer of draft sketches, false starts, and major alterations. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is covered with hundreds of millions of very small brushstrokes, each of which brought the resulting masterpiece one step closer to completion. It took Michelangelo millions of hammer strokes to turn a crude block of marble into the David. The Iteration Cycle is a process you can use to make anything better over time. There’s nothing wasteful about the inevitable changes and revisions that these artists made to their creations: every iteration brought the project one step closer to completion. Iteration has six major steps, which I call the WIGWAM method:

1. Watch—What’s happening? What’s working and what’s not?
2. Ideate—What could you improve? What are your options?
3. Guess—Based on what you’ve learned so far, which of your ideas do you think will make the biggest impact? 4. Which?—Decide which change to make.
5. Act—Actually make the change.
6. Measure—What happened? Was the change positive or negative? Should you keep the change, or go back to how things were before this iteration?

  • The Human Mind 

Feed your brain the raw materials it needs to run. If you’ve ever felt angry, sad, apathetic, or lethargic for no reason, your body may not be getting enough of the raw materials necessary to build the neurotransmitters responsible for making you feel good.So eat healthy meal and sleep well

  • Mental Simulation

Mental Simulation only works if you supply a “point B,” even if the action or goal is completely arbitrary—you can simulate the path to even the most unrealistic and absurd destination you can imagine. Think of using a service like Google Maps or a vehicle GPS system—the system can give you accurate directions, but it won’t work unless you enter a destination. That destination can be your best friend’s house or someplace random, like Albuquerque, New Mexico. Either way, without supplying a Goal (discussed later), the system can’t operate. The same rule applies to Mental Simulation— no destination, no simulation.

  • Five-Fold Why

Here’s an example of how to apply the Five-Fold Why to the classic Goal, “I want to be a millionaire”:

1. Why do I want a million dollars? Because I don’t want to be stressed about money.
2. Why don’t you want to be stressed about money? So I don’t feel anxious.
3. Why don’t you want to feel anxious? So I feel secure.
4. Why do you want to feel secure? So I feel free.
5. Why do you want to feel free? Because I want to feel free.
The root desire isn’t having a million dollars—it’s feeling free. Is it possible to feel free without having a million dollars? Absolutely—there are many ways to feel free that have absolutely nothing to do with money. Taking an alternate approach that addresses the real desire may be more effective than your original Goal. Discover the root causes behind your Goals, and you’ll discover new ways to get what you actually want.


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