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30 Day GMAT Success 2nd Edition: How I Scored 780 on the GMAT in 30 Days... and How You Can Too! Paperback – February 8, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0983170112 ISBN-10: 0983170118 Edition: 3rd Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: 30 Day Books; 3rd Edition edition (February 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983170118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983170112
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #791,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Founder/owner of a creative entertainment studio, Brandon Wu is a 30-year-old entrepreneur who believes that everything is possible. Failing the SAT in high school did not stop him from getting into the university of his dreams. After two transfers and countless hours of hard work he eventually graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with an Economics degree. (BA Econ,2002) After university Brandon enjoyed spending most of his energy in the high-tech industry working with passionate artists and intelligent engineers. However, in the cold San Francisco February of 2005, he decided to leave and pursue new opportunities in the world of business just one month before the deadline for all the business schools he wanted to apply. With so much to study for the GMAT, and not much time, he developed a unique way to study that enabled him to score 780 (99 percentile) on the GMAT within a short amount of time. He received his MBA from Marshall School of Business (University of Southern California) with a scholarship. After business school, Brandon worked as a Manager in the strategy division at the Sony headquarters in Tokyo where he spent much of his time with top executives from all over the world incubating new ideas and analyzing existing businesses. While at Sony Brandon was featured on Sony's global website as a success story of Sony's MBA Program. 30 DAY GMAT SUCCESS was written during these years in Japan. Everyday after work, Brandon would find a quiet coffee shop, and write down the journey he took while preparing for the GMAT hoping that his experience would one day benefit others who are in the similar dire situation he once was with just one month left to prepare for the GMAT. Brandon left Sony in December 2009 to follow his entrepreneurial heart and start two businesses. He now lives in sunny California with his amazing wife.

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Founder/owner of a creative entertainment studio, Brandon Wu is a multi-passionate entrepreneur in the interactive design/gaming industry. Failing the SAT in high school did not stop him from getting into the university of his dreams. After two transfers and countless hours of hard work he eventually graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with an Economics degree. (BA Econ,2002)

After university Brandon enjoyed spending most of his energy in the high-tech industry working with passionate artists and intelligent engineers. However, in the cold San Francisco February of 2005, he decided to leave and pursue new opportunities in the world of business just one month before the deadline for all the business schools he wanted to apply. With so much to study for the GMAT, and not much time, he developed a unique way to study that enabled him to score 780 (99 percentile) on the GMAT within a short amount of time. He received his MBA from Marshall School of Business (University of Southern California) with a scholarship.

After business school, Brandon worked as a Manager in the strategy division at the Sony headquarters in Tokyo where he spent much of his time with top executives from all over the world incubating new ideas and analyzing existing businesses. While at Sony Brandon was featured on Sony's global website as a success story of Sony's MBA Program. 30 DAY GMAT SUCCESS was written during these years in Japan. Everyday after work, Brandon would find a quiet coffee shop, and write down the journey he took while preparing for the GMAT hoping that his experience would one day benefit others who are in the similar dire situation he once was with just one month left to prepare for the GMAT.

Brandon left Sony in 2010 to follow his entrepreneurial heart and start two businesses. He now lives in sunny Seattle with his amazing wife.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend the book to anyone preparing for GMAT.
Apoorva
Studying for the GMAT is all about strategy, and, as Brandon says, the GMAT really is a test that you can cram for if you are willing to stay focused.
Grete
The studying tips are still useful, but there is absolutely no excuse for the third edition of a study guide WITH AN EDITOR to have mistakes.
Kim Biagini

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Attack on December 7, 2011
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This book is nothing more than a 10 page study guide with 200 pages of fluff. Here is the book in a nutshell:

1. our time: 10% test review, 50% Practise tests, 40% Reviewing the test you just took.
2. Start with the subjects that you find most difficult and work to the subjects that are the easiest for you.

There. I just saved you $30.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By gadget lover on July 30, 2013
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Full disclosure: I own a test prep company here in Seattle that prepares students for most of the major exams -- primarily SAT and ACT, but also GMAT, GRE, etc. I know a lot about this test and about assessing what students will need to get their best possible scores. Some students definitely need a comprehensive class--they need full review of the GMAT content, an introduction and repetition of key strategies, and lots & lots of confidence-boosting practice. Maybe they need a teacher to crack the whip a bit or to be super encouraging. If this is you, THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU.

I don't think it comes down to being a genius/smart or not ~ just different personality types, organization and test-taking styles/comfort.

Students who are more confident test-takers in general (self-described "I am pretty good at standardized tests"), perhaps more recently out of school --so the content is fresh-- independent, intellectually curious, organized, determined, more DIY-types. THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.

The author genuinely understands the test and how it's written, and he's generous with useful tips and insights. I especially like "Brandon's Tip" boxes and "Thoughts" bits plus the various content cheat sheets (grammar, math) in this book. There are good practice problems too, which illustrate his points, but I suggest (and so does the author) getting one of the reputable books of practice tests & bulk problems. There are good tests online too.

This is an insightful and sensible book. It's perhaps not the -only- book you should use, but definitely a key part of the arsenal to kill the GMAT.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Daphne on August 4, 2011
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Unlike other GMAT books that start off with questions and analysis, the author first presents a detailed 30-day study plan - a plan that helps you gradually improve your GMAT skills while keeping you calm. There is helpful advice throughout the book to remind test-takers of the most important tips while maintaining a sense of urgency to study smart.
Adjusting yourself to"GMAT Mode" is not an easy task, and it requires strong persistency. This will depend on you, but the book tries to keep you motivated with the author's personal experience, and a section focused entirely on health and motivation for test takers.
There are also verbal and math sections analyzing different types of questions you might find on the test. The math section, which lists out all question types on the test, is especially helpful for people who need extra help with math.
I found this book an interesting and practical GMAT tool book and motivational book. You will find yourself wanting to keep reading once you start! I recommend this book to people with a dream to go to business school but without all the time in the world.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GH on November 22, 2011
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This book is very well written with a structured and strategic plan for how to master the GMAT. I find it especially helpful when I am stuck at certain question patterns that I always got the answer choice wrong. The author depicts a way to how to recognize the pattern and how to intuitively analyze the question. Absolutely highly recommended!!!~

In addition, besides providing the technical skills and strategies, the author understands that this is also a mental challenge for the test takers. As a result, the author provides some other additional guidance and tips to help candidates. You can really tell that the author puts his heart and soul in it!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Savage on January 7, 2012
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Do not waste your time on this. You will feel taken. Actual excepts in this book are "make sure you are hydrated" "take a break from studying - bake something - rent a movie". I found an error in one of the math problems that were sparsely contained in the book. Get the official GMAT review books and start there. Whoever wrote this book may have an MBA, because he is one up on me and walked away with my money, so I will give him credit for that. Pass on this. It is awful. I threw it in the trash.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tony Neyra on June 16, 2013
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It is what you need to know how to nail the GMAT. I strongly recommend this book so that you can have a study guide considering organization and time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aimee M. on February 3, 2013
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I had less than 30 days to study and this book really helped me get my head straight and make a plan for how to attack my studying. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs guidance on how to tackle the GMAT.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By thatguyfil on May 5, 2011
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I was sent a proof copy of this book for review back in the latter half of February. Although I was unable to stay on track do to the March earthquake here in Japan, what I have been able to get through has been wonderful. This book makes a very handy companion to the official study guides and really helps build up your *GMAT correct* skills.

It provides structured, technical guidance on how to correctly answer GMAT questions in the least amount of time possible as well as a structured study plan to improve your test-taking skills.

Used in conjunction with the official study guides and practice software, anyone should be able to attain their desired score. I highly recommend this book to anyone regardless of when you plan to take the actual test.
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