Archive for January, 2011

Book :: Personal MBA

January 29, 2011

I just had a second look at latest addition to my book collection – The Personal MBA. Its written by Josh Kaufman, whom I have been following ever since he started The Personal MBA blog. I have made it a choice now to do my MBA from either the Ivy League or at-least ISB. Anyways writing a book after having a successful weblog is the next big thing so says the spirit of the times of Internet.

I like the cover page of the book. Its nice. I also see that there are only 12 chapters each put in a pretty streamlined manner. All I have a point is that these 12 nodes could have been clubbed into groups as I would like to have seen them. Let me put it here for like the way I wanted to see it.

Before I write it down let me tell you something about Josh Kaufman, he runs a blog on Personal MBA which primarily advocates that a MBA from a premier college is not all that you need to be a good business manager or a successful business entrepreneur. He starts his book well with first asking the reader about who he is and why he is holding this book, what he expects the reader to first learn about himself and then about the material and wealth of information in the book. The following chapters I believe should have been clubbed into sections. The first section should have been called this is business with the first sub chapter being VALUE CREATION – the heart of every business followed by marketing, sales, value delivery to the client and finance. In every field of work you have to deal with yourself dealing people around you. The following 3 chapters of the book do only that and it is to make the reader understand The Human Mind, Working with yourself and then working with others. Now all existing and new, established and struggling business are nothing but independent systems full of small sub-systems. The last 3 chapters of the book talk about understanding them, analyzing them and improving systems.

The book on its index page looks very cool. I hate the fact that after every end sub chapter there is a link to the some video messages. I wish there was a web interface with all the links.

I think I will be done with this book in next 48 hours. I am a slow reader. I will also post the book review and Apple Keynote on Slideshare.

The 3 Musketeers of Management World

January 18, 2011

Peter Drucker

Philip Kotler

Tom Peters

The 3 Musketeers of management kingdom are:

  1. Peter Drucker
  2. Philip Kotler
  3. Tom Peters

They all have written ‘n’ numbers of management concepts and books. I intend to write my book ‘7 Pillars of eAge’ soon. Lets see what it turns out to be. I admire these personalities a lot. And I intend to be one of them some day.

Blogging to earn money

January 17, 2011

I was not enjoying my job since last 2 weeks, I dun intend to do data entry so what if it is do SEM. I thought of going independent. I dun intend to do a job. Starting a consultancy to cater to Indian clients is bad because Indian clients first don’t pay well, secondly they don’t value time and commitments.

@ Barcamp Mumbai I met Karamveer, who earns more than $ 60,000 a month because of his 100+ blogs. For me even if I earn $1,000 a month from my blogs I will be happy.

Now I need to understand what all can I blog on. Say sky is the limit or better anything under the sun. To make a kickstart I would like to blog about technology, FOSS, FOSS technologies and FOSS apps. I did make an attempt to make  vlog on FOSS when YouTube was in its infancy. Now my target is to earn money and also explore the creative side of me.

Before making any concrete decisions I would first like to make a list of verticals for which there are potential advertisers on Google who are ready to pay money and write content for that vertical on which there will be contextual advertisements from the paying advertisers. I think this is the best way to think of making an attempt to making money to blogging. Write content in context to the direction where you will have contextual advertisements by dollar paying advertisers.

16 Days of Adventure in January 2011

January 15, 2011

I got my diary today and made a sharp to do list of items that I wanna do in this month. The to-do list of items that I want to do before going to MBA is getting prepared. And I am coming to United States Of America.

In short I want to be done with

  • Personal MBA
  • Summaries.com
  • PHP & MySQL Certification
  • Java & Oracle Certification
  • .Net Certification
  • RHCE Certification
  • Cisco Certs

I think I need a 12 months for it.

So I will be going to America in Jan 2012, but before that hell lot of other works. I am gearing myself.

A new dedicated blog on MBA

January 15, 2011

I just registered a new blog dedicated completely on MBA. Yes its @ WordPress. I will be cross-posting all my posts here on MBA on the mbahacker.wordpress.com ‘s blog.

Birth Of MBA

January 15, 2011

The first graduate school of business in the United States was the Tuck School of Business, part of Dartmouth College. Founded in 1900, it was the first institution conferring advanced degrees (masters) in the commercial sciences, specifically, a Master of Science in Commerce degree, the forebear of the modern MBA degree.

In 1908, the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) at Harvard University was established; it offered the world’s first MBA program, with a faculty of 15 plus 33 regular students and 47 special students.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business first offered working professionals the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in 1940, and this type of program is offered by most business schools today.

In 1950, the first MBA degrees awarded outside the United States were by The University of Western Ontario in Canada, followed in 1951 with the degree awarded by the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi in Pakistan was established in 1955 as the first Asian business school by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1957, INSEAD became the first European business school to offer an MBA program.

Source: WikiPedia.org

Do hell with all forms of any University MBA

January 3, 2011

I just checked for the MBA admissions for different courses in different institutes in Mumbai. I recollect the stupidity and tolerance I went through while doing BMS & MSc. I firmly now believe India doesnot have the potential to teach above primary education.

And for the itch to do MBA, I am resorting to PersonalMBA & Summaries.com