The Shorter MBA

Barrie Pearson, Neil Thomas

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A practical approach to the key business skills

The second edition of The Shorter MBA is a unique distillation of the skills you need to develop for success in business. Most people cannot give up two years of their life to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), but the techniques that are taught on an MBA course are invaluable. Ideal for the busy executive, this practical, accessible book presents all the essential theory, practice and techniques taught to MBA students.

Above all, The Shorter MBA is a practical book that covers every aspect of running a business.

The book is divided into three parts:

• Personal development
• Management skills
• Business development

and uses the latest research and business school studies to explain succinctly and clearly the key principles and practices of successful business.

The Shorter MBA is a must-have for:

• Busy executives who can’t spare two years out to study for an MBA but who do want expert guidance on how to upgrade all the necessary skills.

• Executives thinking of doing an MBA in the future and wishing to get a taster of what’s involved.

• Experienced executives who would like a refresher course that is expert and to the point but which doesn’t short change on any of the essentials.


How the book works

The book is divided into three main parts: Personal Development, Management Skills and Business Development.

Part 1 Personal Development

  • High achievement
  • Time management
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Teambuilding
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Solving problems and decision-making
  • Innovation
  • Effective communication skills
  • Personal marketing and public relations

Part 2 Management Skills

  • Finance
  • Human resources management
  • Competitive marketing strategy

Part 3 Business Development

  • Strategy and business development
  • Business plans
  • Acquisitions and disposals of unquoted companies
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins

The authors

Barrie Pearson BSc, FCMA is Chief Executive of Realization, which delivers
world-class mentoring and coaching for chief executives and entrepreneurs. In 1976, he founded Livingstone Guarantee, the first corporate finance boutique in the UK, and sold it for a substantial sum in 2001. Previously he had an international executive career with The De La Rue Company, The Plessey Company and Dexion Comino International. He co-wrote with Neil Thomas Me-Time, a life coaching manual, also published by Thorogood.

Neil Thomas MA is Managing Director of Falconbury, a management training specialist (especially Mini-MBAs). He has worked with John Adair to produce The Best of Adair on Leadership and Management, The Concise Adair on Leadership, The Concise Time Management and Personal Development, The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation and The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills.

Business Library

The Thorogood Business Library

The Thorogood Business LibraryThis publication is part of The Thorogood Business Book Library a collection of specially selected business publications, which can start or enhance a businesses own library or supply whole teams with expert reading on their areas of discipline.

This compilation of publications is a balanced blend of all the disciplines which managers in every organisation need to have: finance, people skills, leadership, strategy, PR and sales and marketing.

The full retail price for all these books is £352, but the Thorogood Business Library can be purchased at less than HALF this price for £158.40 if booking via the website (excluding delivery @ £25).

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