For the longest time, "earning" a traditional MBA seemed to be the "Holy Grail" of the business world. Get the much coveted MBA from a prestigious school and you've written your ticket to success. However, I have had the long held belief that most MBA programs simply teach people to be good employees. Real learning (the type that develops knowledge and realized value) occurs on your own time, on the job, through mentors, and through a continuous flow of reading and application.
So, today, I glanced at my feed from Seth's Blog and found a curious post on The New List. What I found was a little jewel called the Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman. I may be the last person to the party on Josh's manifesto (alternate view at ChangeThis), but I am sure glad I found it. Inspired by Seth, Josh has passionately undertaken a mission to show people how they can develop business knowledge and work effectiveness by investing time and effort in a few of the leading business books today. He has a great list of books -- many which I have read and are listed on my site, some which I need to get to continue my learning journey!