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The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
From the celebrated corporate satirist, a tongue-in-cheek curriculum-with real world case studies-for the young entreprenuer looking to stay out of debt and save thousands of dollars spent on traditional business school

Over the past decade, students across America have become slaves to debt, paying thousands upon thousands of dollars for the privilege of a college degree.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by HarperBusiness (first published October 22nd 2013)
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Jun 25, 2014 OutlawPoet rated it it was amazing
Can I Get A Copy For All New Employees?

I work in a traditional business environment and what I've noticed is that many new employees, who may have their shiny MBAs, have no idea about business culture. And all snark aside, that's what this book is about. I'd almost change the name to How To Survive In Business.

No, this isn't really about MBA subjects, though it does touch on marketing, finance, etc. Written with humor and wit, this gives people who are new to the business world survival tools th
Dec 30, 2014 Brandi rated it it was amazing
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I was really excited to win this book from the website. At one time, I had considered getting an MBA, but the cost of pursuing the degree, in addition to my current degrees would have just been way too much. Mr. Stanley Bing's book is an excellent way to learn many of the principles and material taught in a traditional MBA program. It also offers additional material which probably would not be included in traditional programs.
I also enjoyed Mr. Stanley Bing's wit. He made the ma
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Apr 30, 2014 Alain Burrese rated it liked it
“The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts” by Stanley Bing wasn't what I expected. I guess I anticipated a book that had more traditional business advice, but with a street tone to it. This book is anything but traditional, and while much is “tongue in cheek” with hidden truths, cynicism, humor and four letter words, I believe it has the capacity to turn some people off, and annoy others. While I don't fall into that camp, I wasn't excited about the book, and ...more
Sep 04, 2016 Emily rated it it was amazing
I honestly want to print the included MBA certificate and put it on my wall after finishing this book. I wish I had found this book right after graduating and before starting my first "real" job. It is incredibly useful for dealing with old-school businessmen.

The chapters are all incredibly useful. I didn't get to see the graphs until after the fact because I was listening on a commute, but they are more or less what I expected. They are more snark than actual content.

This book is incredibly s
Jun 01, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
Ok - truth be told - my husband read this book not me. But we received it as a freeby from Goodreads & I cannot get him to do a review so I will let you know what he told me. (lol)

My husband loved it. He would quote stuff from the book. (Stuff I do not understand.) He definitely suggests reading it for yourself if you are into business degrees and such - or if you own your own business. Thanks!
Entertainingly presents insights about business - many that can be applied to other fields. The writer does a great job with making profound concepts very simple. The vulgar language isn't overbearing- just unnecessary to me. But then I'm not a part of the business world. :o)
Katharine Rudzitis
Nov 19, 2014 Katharine Rudzitis rated it really liked it
Quite funny, especially as I'm preparing for a finance internship this summer. A good read for college kids who want to see the humorous side of business.
Aug 05, 2014 Allisonperkel rated it really liked it
A great read that manages the fine line of being both hilarious and informative. The advice in this book happens to be top notch as well. Highly recommended for anyone who works.
Sep 03, 2014 Satia rated it it was ok
Too much sarcasm for my taste. For my full review, visit my book review blog.
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SO. FUNNY. I wish I had this book when I was 18.
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