Lessons from The Personal MBA

Business, business, business. Say what you will, it drives much of the world we know. Sure, we’re both graduates of a business major, but today we’re going over a book filled with lessons and concepts from business that can be useful for almost anyoneю

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By popular request, we’re working on moving the podcast to a video format, and eventually we’re going to be live-streaming it every week (more details when we figure that bit out).

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Specifically, we’re talking about six lessons we pulled from , by Josh Kaufman. While not literally a replacement for a degree in business, is a fantastic reference for anyone hoping to run or work for a business (which is most people, I would imagine).


Things mentioned in this episode:

This week’s episode is sponsored by FreshBooks. Conveniently enough, FreshBooks is a perfect complement to some of the concepts we go over in this episode. It’s just the sort of thing to help reduce friction in your work and serves as a force multiplier for the administrative side of business.

FreshBooks lets you create professional-looking invoices in about 30 seconds, shows you exactly when your clients have opened your invoices, and gives you the ability to set up online payments — including the option to charge some of the cost up front and the rest upon project completion. If that sounds good to you, you can get a free, unrestricted 30-day trial of FreshBooks here.

  • The College Info Geek Podcast on YouTube
  • , by Josh Kaufman
  • Chalkboard/whiteboard laptop stickers
  • Derek Sivers’ book reviews
  • Derek Sivers’ review of
  • CDBaby
  • Zappos
  • Suit Supply
  • , by David Graeber
  • Cold Turkey Writer
  • What We Learned from Reading “Deep Work” (Ep. 140)
  • Charisma on Command
  • Crackbook Chrome extension
  • Tom’s Instagram
  • Tube Buddy

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