Revised and updated to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing business world, the 4th edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, from corporate ethics and compliance to financial planning and real estate to leadership and negotiation. With more than 400,000 copies sold around the world, this internationally acclaimed guide distills the lessons of the most popular business school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Author Steven A. Silbiger delivers research straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today—giving you the tools you need to get ahead in business and in life.
I have been super lucky as an author. My first book "The Ten-Day MBA" has been a great success since its first edition. After I earned my MBA, I went about boiling down my binders of notes into a "Cliff's Note/ Sparks Notes" of a top-ten MBA education. I also consulted my friends that attended other top 10 programs to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I have updated it three times with the help of star students recommended by the faculty and my own continuing research. Definitely not academic, I write for the impatient student in mind, but it delivers easy to digest MBA content. Readers report they use it to prepare for entrance interviews, class tests and just the ability to "walk the walk and talk the talk" among the MBAs at work. In the writing process I was told that only 5% of books get published and of them only 5% sell well. Nuts to the pessimists. After 20+ rejections, I found an agent and he found a home at Harper Collins in a week, and the book has been selling to the new crop of MBAs and MBA wanabees every year. I graduated from the Darden School at the University of Virginia with honors and earned my CPA for my pre-MBA accounitng career. Darden recommends the book as summer reading for the "poets" of the incoming MBA class to get them up to speed. I always considered being a professor and in this way I may have already had more students than most teachers will have in a lifetime. In its fourth edition, it is read throughout the world, and people have supported it by word-of-mouth references.