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The benefits of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can be massive: fast-track career advancement, a big fat wage packet, the whole high-flying top-notch executive lifestyle. But studying for an MBA isn't something to decide to do lightly - it's a big investment to take a year or more out of your career path or commit endless week-ends to a part-time version, and for many the cost of either of these options is prohibitive. "Instant MBA" is the must-have guide to making the most of yourself and your career prospects, whether you're studying for an MBA or just out to improve your prospects while you work. Covering all the latest in MBA thinking, "Instant MBA" will impart the MBA thinking, language and models necessary to accelerate your career advancement. Designed to enable readers to think, perform and hopefully earn like a top MBA student, "Instant MBA" is packed with inspiring and expert practical advice on everything you need to know, from the original tried-and-tested business models to the newer aspects such as emotional intelligence and inspirational leadership that modern MBA courses are now embracing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Brilliant Ideas
  5. Brilliant features
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. Start thinking again!
  8. 2. Know your thought leader 1: Michael Porter
  9. 3. What’s the experience?
  10. 4. Presenting ideas is not about PowerPoint
  11. 5. Are you a leader?
  12. 6. It’s not about time: it’s about decisions
  13. 7. Get big, get special or get out
  14. 8. Know your thought leader 2: Gary Hamel
  15. 9. Anybody can make money: can you make profit?
  16. 10. Thank goodness: no case studies and no syndicate work!
  17. 11. Pricing – it depends how you look at it
  18. 12. Supermodels
  19. 13. Know your thought leader 3: Tom Peters
  20. 14. Vision
  21. 15. Human resources
  22. 16. Stop advertising and start telling stories
  23. 17. Planning and strategy
  24. 18. Know your thought leader 4: Peter Drucker
  25. 19. Good is simply no longer good enough!
  26. 20. New World of Work drivers 1: acceleration
  27. 21. Don’t be aloof: learn how to sell
  28. 22. Being the best version of you
  29. 23. Act as if you are the CEO
  30. 24. Keep a notebook. Make decisions. Act
  31. 25. Successful consultancy
  32. 26. Financial feedback
  33. 27. New World of Work drivers 2: automation
  34. 28. Get a personal development plan
  35. 29. Numbers!
  36. 30. Find, motivate and keep!
  37. 31. Tutorial 1 – how to learn
  38. 32. New World of Work drivers 3: alternative shores
  39. 33. Getting it there
  40. 34. Risk management
  41. 35. Build your brand
  42. 36. New World of Work drivers 4: abundance
  43. 37. Influencing and negotiation
  44. 38. How to be an entrepreneur
  45. 39. Why are you doing an MBA anyway?
  46. 40. How to do research and produce a white paper
  47. 41. Know your thought leader 5: Daniel Goleman
  48. 42. Know your thought leader 6: Jim Collins
  49. 43. Tutorial 2 – application in the ‘real world’
  50. 44. New World of Work drivers 5: ambiguity
  51. 45. Reinvent. Regularly
  52. 46. Start a blog
  53. 47. New World of Work drivers 6: anarchy
  54. 48. Inspiration
  55. 49. New World of Work drivers 7: adrenaline
  56. 50. More than a team player: a networker
  57. 51. The answer sheet
  58. 52. Beyond the MBA
  59. Resources
  60. The End