Do You Really Need an MBA?

Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Do you really need an MBA from a college to be a successful manager/entrepreneur?

Some people think its not a necessary condition for you to be a successful manager/entrepreneur. Below are the list of books, which could possibly give you same insights into runnig a business.

The Personal MBA is an attempt to aply entrepreneurial spirit to learning. This ChangeThis Manifesto gives you a brief overview of each the program.

These are the books in the program. As you can see I have a long way to go before getting my Personal MBA.

  1. Mastery by George Leonard
  2. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  3. DONE . Getting Things Done by David Allen
  4. DONE . The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  5. What the CEO Wants You to Know by Ram Charan
  6. Profitable Growth Is Everyone's Business by Ram Charan
  7. On Competition by Michael Porter
  8. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
  9. Seeing What's Next by Clayton M. Christensen, Erik A. Roth, Scott D. Anthony
  10. The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker
  11. First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  12. The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham
  13. The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett & Lawrence Cunningham
  14. Poor Charlie's Almanack by Charlie Munger
  15. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance for Nonfinancial Managers by Robert A. Cooke
  16. Essentials of Accounting by Robert Newton Anthony and Leslie K. Pearlman
  17. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt & Jeff Cox
  18. Lean Thinking by James Womack & Daniel Jones
  19. The Substance of Style by Virginia Postrel
  20. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  21. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
  22. The Marketing Playbook by John Zagula & Richard Tong
  23. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  24. Free Prize Inside by Seth Godin
  25. DONE . The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  26. DONE . The Bootstrapper's Bible by Seth Godin
  27. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
  28. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  29. DONE . How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  30. Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
  31. The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
  32. Flawless Consulting by Peter Block
  33. Real Estate Principles for the New Economy by Norman Miller & David Geltner
  34. Getting To Yes by Fisher, Ury, and Patton
  35. Principles of Statistics by M.G. Bulmer
  36. A Primer on Business Ethics by Tibor Machan & James Chesher
  37. Brand New by Nancy F. Koehn
  38. American Business, 1920-2000 by Thomas K. McCraw, John H. Franklin, and A. S. Eisenstadt
  39. The Little Book of Business Wisdom by Peter Krass (Editor)
  40. Re-imagine by Tom Peters
  41. The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun
  42. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch