MBA survival - the unofficial reading list

A Listmania! list by Mr. Neil Howlin
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The Ten-day MBA: A Step-by-step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools
1.  The Ten-day MBA: A Step-by-step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools by Steven Silbiger
The list author says:
  "Essential - Read this before the start of the course if possible. Each chapter serves as a great introduction to the basic concepts in each subject area."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Your MBA with Distinction: Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree: Developing a Systematic Approach to Success in Your Business Degree
2.  Your MBA with Distinction: Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree: Developing a Systematic Approach to Success in Your Business Degree by Caroline Gatrell
The list author says:
  "Good 'How to' guide that gives hints on how to approach your study."
£24.99   Used & New from: £4.79
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

How to Mind Map: Make The Most of Your Mind and Learn How to Create, Organise and Plan
3.  How to Mind Map: Make The Most of Your Mind and Learn How to Create, Organise and Plan by Tony Buzan
The list author says:
  "This or any other book on mind-mapping will be useful. It really is the fastest way to summarise notes."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Key Management Models (Financial Times Series)
4.  Key Management Models (Financial Times Series) by Steven ten Have
The list author says:
  "Summarises most of the models and how to use them (especially as it gives a way to actually use McKinsey's 7-S!)"
£21.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Key Management Ratios: Master the Management Metrics That Drive and Control Your Business (Financial Times (Prentice Hall))
5.  Key Management Ratios: Master the Management Metrics That Drive and Control Your Business (Financial Times (Prentice Hall)) by Ciaran Walsh
The list author says:
  "Brilliant if you're not in finance - goes from basic financial statements through to evaluating investment decisions"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Breakthrough Rapid Reading
6.  Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump
The list author says:
  "Great book on rapid reading (NB important to learn not simply reading faster, but how to read articles by scanning)."
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.05
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers (Capstone Trade)
7.  Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers (Capstone Trade) by Geoffrey A. Moore
The list author says:
  "Best book ever on product lifecycle and marketing. More practical than what's taught, but will help you see the 'Why'"
£11.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
8.  Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James Collins
The list author says:
  "Popular and easily readable book based on good research. Simple concepts, good examples, everyone refers to it."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management (Financial Times Series)
9.  Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management (Financial Times Series) by Henry Mintzberg
The list author says:
  "Mintzberg is very popular. if you're going to read anything by him, read this."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity
10.  Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity by David Allen
The list author says:
  "BEST book ever on personal organisation. Do this and you'll stay on top of things - and you'll need it given the workload you're undertaking!"
£11.19   Used & New from: £0.64
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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Qualifications: Henley full-time MBA survivor
Last updated: 03/03/2005
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