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101 Things I Learned in Business School Hardcover – May 20, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
"Not all capital is economic." (#5)
"A mission or vision statement that is impossible to disagree with might not be saying much of significance." (#15)
"Cannibalize your own sales." (#27)
"Profitable, fast growing companies can be chronically short of cash." (#38)
"Promoting the best performer to manager is often a mistake." (#67)
"Sacrifice the trivial few for the vital many." (#77)
"Obsolete does not always mean useless." (#81)
After each of these and the other 94 "things," Preis and Frederick offer a brief explanation of the given assertion's significance. None offers a head-snapping revelation but together, throughout the sequence in which they are presented, the "nuggets" provide a thought-provoking and informative briefing on key business concepts, issues, and concerns.
I urge those who share my high regard for this book to check out these, listed in alpha order:
The Future of Management
Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management
Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I.Read more ›
If I buy / bought the 101 law school one I bet it would be different because I know nothing from law school. Not worth the hard cover price in my opinion. It's a one read and done sort of deal.
I was worried that too many statements would've been too plain or general, albeit some were, most were very interesting things to note.
I'm going to look up on my iPad if there's an ebook version.
Right from the start, the most startling realization is that the term "business" is simply a collection of many interconnected subjects such as accounting, marketing, finance, organizational behavior, etc.
Some of my favorite bits of wisdom include: There's a trolley every 15 minutes. (i.e. It's better to wait for a good business opportunity than to invest your time and money in a bad one out of fear.) People buy copy machines because they need copies, not because they want a copy machine. (i.e. People buy things to solve problems so sales should primarily address the problem and not the product.) Hire your own boss. (i.e. Being good at a particular task rarely means you'd be good at managing a group performing the same task.)
The best advice is probably "If you want to be a good leader, you must be a good reader." This statement attests to the ever-important skill of adaptability and ongoing education.
For the same reasons, I also bought 2 others - 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School and Engineering School, and The Art of Construction, being my son loves and does well in Art. .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written with a good summary/review of many of the core concepts and tips for running a any business.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
A valuable collection of useful nuggets and leads to more if one is so inclined. Consume in chunks, and repeat occasionally.Published 9 months ago by Sean N. Borde
This is a fun little book. Every time I'd open it up to read a few pages, I found it hard to put down and wound up reading much more than I planned. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Irfan A. Alvi
A good primer. I could say I would like more elaboration on certain topics that either intrigued me or that I know little about, but then this book would cease to be a primer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Angelica Temple
i like this book. but it come too slow. i wait for this book about 3 weeks. i don't know what happen. finally, i get it.Published on January 16, 2014 by yu
it was very easy to read and understand! very useful for business student or who work in business field aPublished on December 23, 2013 by chunlan
Precise, memorable, accurate and cleverly written. I enjoy the approach and spot on topic evaluation. Will order additional copies for friends.Published on September 3, 2013 by Dan