What are the best business books according to The Personal MBA?

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    #1The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA is a book by Josh Kaufman that introduced ways on how to know the core principles of business just by reading his book. He believes that getting an MBA is so exppensive thats why he came up wit the book.


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    Terry Brooks
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The personal MBA talks about the principles of business. I learnt a lot because it has several topics on business that did help me a great deal. The book is simple and to the point and this is why I loved it."
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    #2Thinking in Systems: A Primer

    Thinking in Systems: A Primer

    Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows is a non-fiction book on business education. This book was published in 2008. This book tackles how the readers can find systematic solutions to every problem.


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    Christopher Meyer
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth―the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet― Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world―war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation―are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner."
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    #3The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries serves as a guide through the many changes that a startup brings and how to effectively manage one's budget.


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    Madison Chavez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Eric Ries brings personal experience to the topic of startups to the masses. In his own web of stories and information bits he will get you up to speed on the lean way to a good start up. There are tips and tricks here to get you thinking and keep you thinking on your best business model. Highly recommended! "
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    Rework by Jason Fried is a non-fiction book that will educate the readers on productivity and business management. This book was published in 2010 that shows the different approaches in doing business.


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    Walter Ortega
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Rework is an essential book for business. It helps you save time by showing you what to avoid when it comes to increasing your productivity."
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    #5Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is an advanced guidebook written by veteran coach and management consultant David Allen. It was first released in December 2002. It is about the making and sticking to a "to-do list".


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    Susan Patel
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "While looking for the best business books according to The Personal MBA, you may come across Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. This is a great book written by veteran coach and management consultant David Allen that helps you make and stick to to-do lists that you may want to make for yourself. I found this to be pretty helpful and would recommend it. "
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    #6The 48 Laws of Power

    The 48 Laws of Power

    The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a self-help non-fiction book on business and psychology. This book was published in 2000 which discusses the philosophies of Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, et. al.


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    William Lopez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The 48 Laws of Power wasn't assigned to us as a required textbook but my professor recommended it to us. I wish it was taught in class because I found some of the concepts very useful."
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    #7Brain Rules

    Brain Rules
    Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina is a non-fiction book that educates the readers on business and psychology.

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    Christopher Davis
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Personal MBA is a source that I use to find good business books often. It recently suggested "Brain Rules" which I read fully on my own and loved. It gave me lots of good business lessons and some great ideas going forward to improve my business practices. Overall it was a great decision to read and I'm really thankful for it."
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    #8StrengthsFinder 2.0

    StrengthsFinder 2.0

    StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath is a non-fiction book on leadership and personal development. This book was published in 2007 that provides the readers' self-assessment while reading in between pages.


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    Brittany Vargas
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I would say this is one of the best business books I have read. The book itself requires you to take a personal assessment, then the book elaborates on that. This book is very helpful to everyone, from new career to long-standing careers. You can always learn new things about yourself!"
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    #9The Art of Startup Fundraising

    The Art of Startup Fundraising
    The Art of Startup Fundraising is a book by Alejandro Cremades that teaches readers how to start raising money from your salary and how to make it grow. This book will help people who wants to save their money in the wisest way.

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    Bobby Barnes
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Interested in a startup business, I found the information in this book invaluable. Not only in making a business plan, but all of the legal information that I needed. This book is very good in content and information."
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    #10Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Daniel Kahneman's international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, is a book that aims to explain the two systems that drive us to thinks. This book that has garnered, multiple other awards, was published on October 25th, 2011 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.


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    Marilyn Gilbert
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Interesting but not something I would call a best seller. It's ok if you're into this but it is lacking in many areas. The book is very long and seems to drag on a bit. Really not something I see myself reading again that's for sure."
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    #11Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini is a self-help book generally dealing with the art of making an influence and mastering persuasion. This book is perfect for every professional who wants something as a driving force to success.


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    Alan Sheng
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "i love reading business books,the Psychology of Persuasion is my best it is perfect for every professional who wants something as a driving force to success."
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    #12The Design of Everyday Things

    The Design of Everyday Things

     The Design of Everyday Things is a book by Donald Norman that tells how designs of objects have an effect towards the decision making of the people who can see the design.


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    José Antonio Camacho
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Design of Everyday Things is a fascinating read. Makes you ponder."
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    #13The Art of War

    The Art of War

    The Art of War is a classic influential book of military strategy, divided into 13 chapters covering all the steps of battle and written by Sun Tzu. The book includes wisdom for any aspiring leader.


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    Jordan Cooper
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love Chinese war stories. I find them to really showcase what the militaristic approach by that government can feel like. The Art of War was a tale of wisdom and military strategy. I found this book to be packed with so much needed information."


Best What are the best business books according to The Personal MBA
1The Personal MBABooks 38 Paid
2Thinking in Systems: A PrimerBooks 34 Paid
3The Lean StartupBooks 31 Paid
4ReworkBooks 30 Paid
5Getting Things DoneBooks 29 Paid
6The 48 Laws of PowerBooks 28 Paid
7Brain RulesBooks 25 Paid
8StrengthsFinder 2.0Books 23 Paid
9The Art of Startup FundraisingBooks 20 Paid
10Thinking, Fast and SlowBooks 18 Paid

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