Instant MBA: Think, perform and earn like a top business school graduate

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Infinite Ideas, Sep 17, 2008 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The benefits of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can be massive: fast-track career advancement, a big fat wage packet, the whole high-flying top-notch executive lifestyle. But studying for an MBA isn’t something to decide to do lightly. It’s a big investment to take a year or more out of your career path or commit endless weekends to a part-time version, and for many the cost of either of these options is prohibitive. Instant MBA is the must-have guide to making the most of yourself and your career prospects, whether you’re studying for an MBA or just out to improve your prospects while you work. Covering all the latest in MBA teaching, Instant MBA delivers the MBA thinking, language and models necessary to accelerate your career with out the hefty financial and time investments. Readers will discover: • The six major thought leaders whose ideas you need to understand in order to advance your career; • Why today’s recruiters are as interested in your people skills as they are in your ability to create a finely honed spreadsheet; • What everybody’s talking about – from USPs to EQs, learn how to break through the jargon; • How to handle the seven drivers of change in the new world of work; • What you need to do to maintain your competitive edge. Designed to enable readers to think, perform and earn like a top MBA student, Instant MBA is packed with inspiring and expert practical advice on everything you need to know, from the original tried-and-tested business models to the newer aspects such as emotional intelligence and authentic leadership that modern MBA courses are now embracing.
 

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Contents

29 Numbers
120
30 Find motivate and keep
124
31 Tutorial 1 how to learn
129
alternative shores
133
33 Getting it there
137
34 Risk management
141
35 Build your brand
145
abundance
150

can you make profit?
34
no case studies and no syndicate work
38
11 Pricing it depends how you look at it
43
12 Supermodels
47
Tom Peters
51
14 Vision
56
15 Human resources
60
16 Stop advertising and start telling stories
65
17 Planning and strategy
69
Peter Drucker
73
19 Good is simply no longer good enough
77
acceleration
81
learn how to sell
86
22 Being the best version of you
90
23 Act as if you are the CEO
94
24 Keep a notebook Make decisions Act
99
25 Successful constultancy
103
26 Financial feedback
108
automation
112
28 Get a personal development plan
116
37 Influencing and negotiation
154
38 How to be an entrepreneur
158
39 Why are you doing an MBA anyway?
162
40 How to do research and produce a white paper
166
Daniel Goleman
171
Jim Collins
175
43 Tutorial 2 application in the real world
179
ambiguity
183
45 Reinvent Regularly
187
46 Start a blog
192
anarchy
196
48 Inspiration
200
adrenaline
205
a networker
209
51 The answer sheet
213
52 Beyond the MBA
219
The end
233
Index
235
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Nicholas Bate runs Strategic Edge Ltd, a consultancy that enables individuals to realise and release their full potential. He works extensively with individuals and teams in organisations as similar and different as Microsoft, Marks & Spencer, Philips Electronics and Hudson Global, Intel, as well as many non-corporate organisations.

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