This year I invite you to join me as we go through a program called the Personal MBA. The idea is that if you read a list of 99 books that were put together by Josh Kaufman then you would have the equivalent knowledge of getting your MBA from an accredited university. I love this idea. In fact I already have a group of guys who are joining me on the journey to get through these 99 books in the span of a year. If you are a woman and you want to join us then we would love to have you. We are not biased. I just haven’t had any step up yet.
You might be asking yourself, “How in the world do you get through 99 books in a year?” If you did ask that question then you are not the only one. Or you might have asked, “I don’t read are their audio versions of the books?” Another great question. Finally, you might have said, “I really want to but I need someone to keep me accountable.”
If you are one of those people above I have good news:
- We are only doing the book summaries and not reading the entire book
- There are audio versions of almost every book and even some audio summaries
- Join me each week and I will let you know what 2 book summaries I will be reading and writing about each week.
Now that brings me to the title of the post. Are book summaries cheating? I truly believe the answer to this question is no. If you really like the summary of a book it doesn’t mean that you have to stop there. You could if you wanted to go ahead and buy the full book and mark it up. Also and this is big in my world, I want to get the main point of the book and don’t want all of the extras. I know, to say that authors would write fluff is absurd but I am sure they would agree that you don’t have to read every page of a business book to get the gist of it.
What do you think?
Finally, here are the first 2 book summaries of the plan.
I will be writing my thoughts about Brain Rules tomorrow and Getting Things Done on Friday.
I look forward to this journey with you.