MBA in a Book

mba2 MBA in a Book:Fundamental Principles of Business, Sales, and Leadership edited by Leslie Pockell

From the back:

This volume contains essential advice about the fundamentals of business, sales, and leadership from some of history’s most influential thinkers and doers: entrepreneurs, executives, scholars, statesmen, and philosophers. These often provocative quotations include invaluable insights on business practice and theory, investment, management, marketing, motivating, and more. Whether you require guidance on a particular subject, or feel the need for instant inspiration, MBA ina Book will be there for you, as you negotiate the winding road to success.

My thoughts:

I’m not sure what I expected when I opened this book, but this wasn’t it. It basically is a collection of mostly short quotes, which is interesting, but, at least for me, not all that useful.  I will share a couple of the quotes from the book that really struck me, though.

Avoid mushroom management (keeping your employees in the dark and covered in horseshit).

-Anonymous

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

-William Shakespeare, Hamlet

There are no mistakes so great as that of being always right.

-Samuel Butler

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