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The Real-Life MBA

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The Real-Life MBAOkay, so here is the full title: The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career written by Jack Welch and Suzy Welch

This book is perfect for the corporate executive types and HR professionals… which I am not. That said, I found this book to be very insightful and full of practical advice for managing a team and career. If you are interested in business, like me, then this is worth reading. If you are an upwardly mobile professional or someone who inspires to be – this is a must read.

Based on this book, I am guessing Jack & Suzy Welch’s other book: Winning: The Answers: Confronting 74 of the Toughest Questions in Business Today is equality relevant. I have not read it, but they make several references to it. Working inside and consulting with some of the business companies around, I have no doubt this power couple can give great tips & pointers on how to create a “Winning” culture and/or team.

Conclusion: If you have your MBA or thinking about getting one, I would highly recommend this book. If you own or manage a small business, this book might not be right for you… unless, like me, you are interested in all things business and want an insiders view – this book is well worth the time to read.

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From Amazon: The business titans and #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of Winning return with a modern, essential guide for everyone in business today—and tomorrow—that explores the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career.

In the decade since their blockbuster international bestseller Winning was published, Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into business, traveling the world consulting to organizations of every size and in every industry, speaking before hundreds of audiences, working closely with entrepreneurs from Mumbai to Silicon Valley, and, in 2010, starting their own fully accredited online MBA program, which now has approximately 1,000 students enrolled. Over the same time frame, Jack has advised more than seventy-five companies through private equity, and dozens more in a senior advisory role at IAC. Now, Jack and Suzy Welch draw on their experiences to address the biggest problems facing modern management—and offer pragmatic solutions to overcome them.

Going beyond theories, concepts, and ideologies, they tackle the real stuff of work today. When you get down to it, they argue, winning in business is all about mastering the gritty, inescapable, make-or-break, real-life dilemmas that define the new economy, the old economy, and everything in between. Work is a grind. We just got whacked. My boss is driving me nuts. I’m stuck in career purgatory. My team has lost its mojo. IT is holding us hostage. Our strategy is outdated the day we launch it. We don’t know what our Chinese partners are talking about. We’re just not growing. These are some of the day-to-day issues the Welches take on. Coupled with Jack’s years of iconic leadership and Suzy’s insights as former editor of the Harvard Business Review, their new database of knowledge infuses The Real Life MBA with fresh, relevant stories and equally powerful solutions that every manager at any level can use right now.

The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career

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