The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman

This book is great for many reasons, but I especially liked it because it’s so digestible. Each chapter is a short and sweet summary of a key concept. I liked this format so much that I was inspired to replicate it in video format; each 1-2 minute whiteboard video summarizes a key concept in the book. The production is totally amateur-hour and I make a point to do each in one take.

As an aside, this video format is inspired by the Khan Academy, which is an amazing organization you should check out if you’ve never heard of it. I actually made about 100 of these videos for a work-related training project and I’m probably going to use these MBA videos for training at work as well.

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Introduction to my videos

Chapter 1 – Value Creation

Chapter 2 – Marketing

Chapter 3 – Sales

Chapter 4 – Value Delivery

Chapter 5 – Finance

Chapter 7 – Working With Yourself