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"There's very little fluff in these books"

Very little fluff in a book that claims to be able to provide "40 percent of a two-year MBA program in ten days", at a fraction of the price?

If you want no-fluff writing on technical subjects, look for a good textbook on the subject of interest. I think people are averse to it, probably an artifact of formal education. But if you can find a well-written, introductory text, on any subject, I think you'll be amazed at how much you can learn from them, while actually enjoying the experience.




That claim is overblown but it has a lot of useful content. You'll get what I'm talking about if you read it. Don't think of it as a substitute MBA. Think of it as a fun way to get a good overview of what it takes to run a business.

It's that sweet spot where it's not as dry as a textbook but not full of fluff like some pop psychology book.


>It's that sweet spot where it's not as dry as a textbook but not full of fluff like some pop psychology book.

It does look interesting, and I think I may give it a spin. That said, some of the most valuable lessons in an MBA are technical (finance, marketing, operations).


Do you have a list of these introductory textbooks you refer to? I fish around at used bookstores for things, but it's really hard to tell a good textbook from a bad one until you've read it.


>Do you have a list of these introductory textbooks you refer to?

Not really. I just Google things like, "best textbook on <subject>", and you'll end up on some Amazon reviews or SO thread that will at least get you started.

This is where tablets shine, being able to put a literal ton equivalent of paper on a single, portable device.




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